The dynamics of Indian aviation are set to change with Tata Sons slated to take over the running of Air India towards the end of January.
A key question that arises is what are existing airlines and soon-to-enter Akasa Air and Jet Airways 2.0 doing to meet this changed environment?
Analysts are unanimous that with the Tatas at the helm of Air India, the market is bound to increase and some existing airlines will feel the pressure of a revitalised Air India.
The $103 billion Tata Group won the bid for Air India, including the airline’s stake in Air India Express and Air India SATS Airport Services, in October last year. SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh, in his personal capacity, was the other bidder.