Thursday, March 16, 2006

Air India and Indian Airlines combine

India's state owned airlines - Air India and Indian (Recently changed from Indian Airlines) are to become one soon.

The two airlines are big in their own ways and both offer international flights to various destinations around the globe. Though Air India owns the jumbos, Indian is a good source of revenue to the state.

Proposals were made to merge both airlines and it is likely to take place within 2006-2007.

The merger would create a major airline with 125-130 aircrafts. This is due to the increased competition from the private airlines in the India's aviation market.

Now what will the new airline be called? "Air Indian" perhaps...

Forbes