Thursday, July 14, 2011

Air India edges closer to Star?

Neelam Mathews
July 14, 2011

A delegation of Star Alliance headed by CEO Jaan Albrecht will hold discussions with the ministry of civil aviation on July 18 as a prelude to Air India joining the alliance, Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav said when queried by Aerospace Diary.

The meeting is expected to review all aspects of fulfillment of Star requirements by Air India and to confirm the date of the joining.

“The meeting will be to exchange views because Air India will be joining the alliance,” MOCA secretary Nasim Zaidi told Aerospace Diary.

Asked whether there was any credence to speculation that Air India might withdraw its commitment to join Star, Zaidi said: “No.”

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