Loss-making Air India and its international budget arm Air India Express were taken over by The Tata Group on 27 January
Air India Group has started vacating its offices, which are currently operated from government properties, from this month as part of its strategy to consolidate workspaces across the country. Loss-making Air India and its international budget arm Air India Express were taken over by The Tata Group on January 27 this year after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.
Apart from these two airlines, the Tata Group also owns a majority 51% stake in Vistara, its joint venture with Singapore Airlines (SIA), and an 83.67% stake in low-cost airline AirAsia India. Air India, Air India Express and AirAsia India will be co-located in a state-of-the-art office campus in the National Capital Region by March next year, in line with this consolidation strategy, which is being undertaken to improve collaboration and facilitate the deployment of new technologies among others, according to a statement . Air India has its largest employee base located at Airlines House, Safdarjung Complex, GSD Complex and IGI Terminal One in New Delhi. Staff working from these locations will move to temporary office space in Gurugram before eventually relocating to campus in the newly constructed Vatika One-on-One Campus in early 2023.
Apart from Air India, Vatika Campus One-on-One for Air India Express and AirAsia India and establishment of group-level functions for better capabilities, efficiency and economies of scale across airlines, the statement said. The transition to the temporary facility in NCR is being done during September, Air India said, adding that apart from providing last-mile connectivity to the office premises from the nearest public transport stations for ease of travel, flexible working hours are also being implemented. offered to employees. “Consolidating multiple areas under one roof and moving from a regionalized to a centralized structure is a significant milestone in Air India’s transformation journey,” said Campbell Wilson, Managing Director and CEO,Air India.
Along with the relocation and consolidation of offices, the airline’s regionalized organizational structure will be phased out and replaced with a centralized one that will allow for the consolidation of currently scattered teams, the co-location of managers with their teams and the physical adjacency of related functions, according to the statement. It also said that the senior team is also looking afresh at offices in various cities that are housed in original premises, with some in Chennai and Kochi having already shifted to modern office premises.