Air India has announced that Alliance Air is no longer its subsidiary | What this implies for passengers
According to an Air India notice, Alliance Air is no longer a subsidiary of the airline. The declaration comes months after Tata Sons acquired 100% ownership of Air India after the government approved its winning bid of Rs 18,000 crore to purchase the debt-laden state-run carrier.
As per the advice, customers who hold Air India tickets with a 4-digit flight number beginning with ‘9’ or a 3-digit flight number beginning with ‘9I’ should be aware that these bookings belong to Alliance Air.
Passengers should be aware that Air India will no longer process Alliance Air bookings or inquiries.
THE ALLIANCE AIR HELPLINE
For any Alliance Air-related inquiries, travellers should call +91-44-4255 4255 or +91-44-3511 3511, or send an email to [email protected].
Talace Pvt Ltd, a unit of Tatas’ holding firm, submitted the winning bid of Rs 2,700 crore in cash and Rs 15,300 crore in debt buyout last year.
Tatas outbid a consortium led by SpiceJet entrepreneur Ajay Singh and the government’s reserve price of Rs 12,906 crore for the sale of its whole share in the loss-making carrier.
Air India is currently the Tatas’ third airline brand, with a controlling stake in AirAsia India and Vistara, a joint venture with Singapore Airlines.
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