With the merger of Air India and Vistara, the Tata Group will create a carrier that may compete with IndiGo, the market leader, and Singapore Airlines will own 25.1% of the combined company.
SIA will invest Rs 2,058.5 crore in Air India as part of the deal.
SIA and Tata want to merge by March 2024, pending regulatory permissions, according to a release from SIA.
Throughout the integration phase, everything will continue as normal: CEO of Vistara
Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan stated on Tuesday that all of its stakeholders will continue doing business as usual while the integration process, which will take some time, is underway. This statement came shortly after Tata Group announced the merger of Vistara with Air India.
Vistara is a wonderful expression of its parent companies Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, according to a statement from Kannan, and"we are delighted that we will continue to be guided by their legacies as we merge with Air India".
"The integration process will take some time, and during this phase, it will be business as usual for all our stakeholders, including customers.
We will continue to share relevant information with all of them, as appropriate," he said.
"There is enormous potential for an airline group with the scale and network of the combined entity. We look forward to providing more opportunities for our customers, employees, and partners while putting a spotlight on Indian aviation on the global stage," Kannan said.
Vistara, a full-service airline, with a market share of 9.2% in October and was the second-largest domestic airline in the nation. With a fleet of 54 aircraft, the airline currently connects 43 domestic and international locations and runs more than 260 flights per day.
About 4,700 people work there.
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