Tuesday . September 02 . 2014
         
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia Luxury
 
Share |
Air India Star Alliance bid scuppered
New Delhi, August 1, 2011
 

AIR INDIA’S bid to join the Star Alliance has been suspended because the India flag carrier did not meet the minimum joining conditions that were contractually agreed to in December 2007.

 

Following a recent review of Air India’s application status at a meeting between the Indian Ministry for Civil Aviation, Star Alliance CEO, Jaan Albrecht, and the Air India CMD, Arvind Jadhav, the decision to suspend has subsequently been confirmed by the Star Alliance chief executive board.

 

Star Alliance CEO, Jaan Albrecht, said: “With the collective decision to put the integration efforts on hold, we aim to contribute to Air India’s flexibility to concentrate on its ongoing strategic reorientation. In this process, our member carriers will continue to provide assistance to Air India wherever required.”

 

Air India’s existing bilateral relationships with Star Alliance member airlines are not affected by the decision, which also leaves room to discuss a potential alliance membership in the future.

 

 
Print Top Stories
 
RATE THIS ARTICLE
Poor 1 2 3 4 5 Good
 
COMMENTS
Though I feel that Air india's interests would have been better served had they become members of Star Alliance. However, keeping in view the prevailing situation in Air India, the Star Alliance Administration, I suppose, is wanting to tread more carefully. Therefore, Air India Management would do well by setting its own house in order, without losing more time, to be able to derive benefits from such an important Membership/Association.
Posted by: Rattan Narula
01-08-2011 21:55:45
I flew Air India today from Mumbai to London. I was in for a surpirse. The servce levels, leg room, food quality and quantity, cleaniness of the aircraft, entertainment system and content - all was perfect! I understand that some people have problems on other routes. But if AI can get this one route/flight perfect they can do the same all over their network. In comparison I flew Lufthansa in June from Mumbai to Frankfurt - it was exactly the opposite. It was a horrible experience. Keep it up AI! Regards Jayesh Ashar
Posted by: Jayesh Ashar
02-08-2011 22:41:19
 
  POST YOUR COMMENT  
       
  Name:  
Email Address:
Location:
  Comment:  
  Enter the code shown:  
     
     
       
 
Editor's pick >
   
The next-gen travel leaders - part 2

by Paige Lee Pei Qi, Feizal Samath, Caroline Boey, David Andrews

Blast from the past - part 2

by Raini Hamdi, Prudence Lui, Rosa Ocampo, Greg Lowe and S Puvaneswary

Sailing into new horizons

by Paige Lee Pei Qi, Mimi Hudoyo, S Puvaneswary, Gracia Chiang, Caroline Boey and Kathy Neo

Stimulate your local visitor economy with Google Maps

by Bronwyn White

Cost-light and local boutique hotels

by Loh Lik Peng