Comments on: Uneasy numbers stacked against Air India http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Amit Daga http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8497 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:22:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8497 Like what they says in west first create a monster and than kill it.

Our Goverment in the name of privatisation and opening up of doors to foreign and private player killer our demon. And create monster situations. I am quite surpirse to hear lots of critical comments on babu and beauracts. I do agree they are all much more responsible for this dibacle. But is the disinvestment is the only solution. Are we now at that point where No national Pride Means to us. National Carrier not only carry national flag but also a symbol of the respective conutry in outlan.

Look at singapore Airlines Emirates, They all run effectivly with gud service and margin of profit with high end counsumer to mid segment consumer too. And more over they are carry the pride of their respectives states.

But how and why all it happens. A interesting article on rediff news published some day back . Give an full details on the revival and resons for the failure of this mehmoth.

Any way we can still take this out from trouble by doing things in positive way and wiling to do. Think of the staffs of this institution. There moral must be at deep earth low . Willing to performe must have died.

We need a revival financially and morally both. A road Map which can not only create revenue but also pride to run this.

A Govt who act like a pimp to foreign and pvt players looks in so hurry that wanna to sell this country assest in fast. Are they nuts who will simply allow thier AIRspace in other hands. Go to any major international AiRport they have dedicated corrider for thier state run AIRLINES and here our company behaved like a step brother or even worse. why Indigo can have 87 points. can’t INDIAN not achive this. They can but need to change with time and keep the essence of Indian in it. I wish We must understand one point at this time. –

If we not preserve our state resources now than this country will be run by DHUGS and OUTLANDER and policis taken in the interest of their monetary benefit. Dont Make this happen other wise next time we will not have Gandhi or Azad to fight for it.

Thought for food- “When we got a cut in our hand, we not cutout entire hand but try to cure the cut and find out the reason to avoid further cut.”

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By: Suresh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8488 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 01:33:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8488 Cut the perks given to AI employees. Do you know that daughters of AI workers can fly free until death! In New Jersey every AI cabin crew is given a free trolly where the customers have to pay $ 5 for it. Your mileage does not even get credited to sky miles. Old planes, poor services, late departures, run-a-round given, delays due to flimsy issues. Cut staff, reduce perks and improve services. Shut them down once and for all.

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By: babu bhai http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8464 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 06:48:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8464 What do u expect when ‘babus’ run a business?
Tax payers should demand the privatization of the airline and guarantee debt payments.

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8456 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 04:05:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8456 The entire airline industry is sick and always has been.

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By: Greg http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8455 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 01:57:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8455 I dont understand why in this time and age of open market is the Gov in the business of running a national airline. They are wasting tax payers money . The right solution is to privatize AI, sell it off.

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By: Manu http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8434 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 03:37:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8434 Air India signifies everything that is wrong with India – inefficient government company that couldnt care less about its customers and has only the state-granted-monopoly as its only reason for survival. The staff are rude to the point of being disgusting just like every other public sector enterprise that Indians are forced to deal with due to excessive government control. I, like most Indians dont want even one single Ruppee given to it to keep it viable as a public sector enterprise. Break it up, sell it off, get rid of the anti-competitive laws.

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By: Joseph Murlidharan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8433 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 02:06:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8433 Air India’s problem is systemic.On one hand it is overstaffed whereas on the other the Ministry Of Civil Aviation decides Merger, Routes,Purchase of aircrafts and day to day operations to non-profitable routes besides signing off the revenue generating Bilaterals to foreign airlines.Privatisation is the only road to revival with Bilaterals reviewed, just like it is for Air Canada, British Airways, Emirates or Singapore Airlines, which we often compare to their aircraft-employee ratio.The Ministry or Government should then let the airline grow without any executive authority. Open Sky Policy will not only bring down Air India but all the other Domestic Carriers as well.King Fisher and Jet Airways has posted similar losses as well for the very reason of over capacity.

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By: Naveen Kumar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8431 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8431 We really need to sell this Maharaja. There is nothing national pride in it. I have traveled with it sometime. It was the worst experience in all aspects. India needs money to start programs to lift people out of poverty and invest in healthcare. This non-performing Maharaja should be providing some bucks to the nation rather than taking it away. This airlines must be opened for disinvestment and the Govt. should keep some shares in it. It must have a private management which could only revive it. All these Govt. appointed babus that controls this company will make the situation only worse.

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By: Ullekh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8428 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:31:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8428 If anyone can turn AI around, that grossly customer-unfriendly airline, he will go down in history as Bill Gates of India’s civil aviation. You need a revolutionary to do that, don’t you?

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By: Arun http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/20/uneasy-numbers-stacked-against-air-india/comment-page-1/#comment-8425 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1544#comment-8425 A very well-researched piece. Cut flab, fly high.

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