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Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Reviews Air India Operations

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati holding a review meeting of Air India, in New Delhi on July 11, 2016.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati holding a review meeting of Air India in New Delhi

New Delhi. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju held a meeting to review the functioning of Air India in New Delhi July 11.

During a presentation made by Air India, Chairman-cum-Managing Director Ashwini Lohani explained the initiatives taken recently and the various challenges that the airline was facing in the domestic and international market.

Aspects about the performance of Air India in comparison with other domestic airlines and the industry as a whole were analysed. Strategies for improvement of various parameters were also looked into.

The Minister reviewed the status of monetisation by Air India so far and the hurdles if any. He keenly sought information on operationalisation of MRO for advanced aircrafts at Nagpur and Hyderabad.

He also reviewed Air India’s strategy to increase its market share of the domestic and international market as well as improve its financial performance by reducing losses in any segment of the company. The Civil Aviation Minister exhorted the officials of Air India to use the best IT practices to bring efficiency in the airline.

The Minister promised Air India that the Ministry on its part would look into the Airline’s demands and will provide all possible support.