Comments on: India’s unfriendly skies http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/20/indias-unfriendly-skies/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Harish http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/20/indias-unfriendly-skies/comment-page-1/#comment-9121 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:43:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1807#comment-9121 I guess India’s PM has conveyed the right signal to the ailing Indian Airlines – that a bailout package will be provided only if IA were to buckle up and trim. Cost cutting measures coupled with cuts in perks and salary for IA’s employees is the way out. Part privatising IA and putting a corporate structure in place would be the way ahead. As Indians, we should all think of travelling of AI wherever possible – I know its not the best one to fly with, but people all over the world prefer their own country’s good, so why not us?

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By: S.V.Ramanan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/20/indias-unfriendly-skies/comment-page-1/#comment-9097 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:31:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1807#comment-9097 Reasons for Air India and Indian Airlines failure:1.Phenomenal overheads.2.Unscientific flight Rotation and consequently under utilization of air crafts.3.Poor customer service, hence underutisation of capacity.4.Unscientific planning of financial resources like planning to in purchase of aircraft ten times its value of annual turn over.5.Operation of flights in non remunerative destinations.Private Airlines.1.Most of them have no prior hands on experience in aviation sector.3.In a mad to rush to cash in and make their carrier popular initial introductory offer of unbelieveable prices.4.Poor service.5.Operation of flights in non remunerative destinations.6.Financial manipulation.As far as Air India goes, Indian Airlines has been merged with Air India theoritically some time back, but no integration has taken place yet, either management wise or operation wise.Now, both Air India and private sector want government to bail them out.Smile will take a long time in coming.

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