Saturday , 19 September 2020

Your views: Topic of the week: The mess at Air India

For the last week members of the Indian Pilots Guild are causing huge losses to the national carrier Air India, by going on strike.

On CNN IBN noted journalist Karan Thapar interviewed the civil aviation minister Mr. Ajit Singh. Mr. Singh was candid, agreeing to the failures of the carrier, even admitting that government had no business running any service business, especially a highly specialised one like an airline.

Despite these candid admissions, Mr. Singh could offer no logical explanation let alone a justification to the continuous plowing of tax payer money in to the struggling airline and the maintaining of the status quo.

This week Bangalore Aviation invites your thoughts on the conundrum that is the government’s management of Air India.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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