Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday mentioned that he has by no means been as “hopeful and assured” on Air India’s divestment or disinvestment as he’s now.
Addressing a press convention, Mr Puri mentioned, “I’ve by no means been as hopeful and assured on Air India’s divestment or disinvestment no matter you select, as I’m now. I’ve all the time mentioned that Air India is a first-class asset. It has glorious engineers, glorious pilots, overlaying numerous locations be it the evacuation of individuals from Wuhan, Air India has been on the coronary heart of it.”
“And I feel, we have to make some choices on nationalisation. We might have misplaced two or three months due to the pandemic, however we have now gained loads of expertise when it comes to the worth and the best way to take this ahead,” he added.
Commenting upon the resumption of worldwide flights, Mr Puri mentioned, “The notion that worldwide site visitors has opened up and we’re the one one to not open up, wants a actuality examine. The precise time when worldwide flights will probably be resumed relies on whether or not different international locations are open to obtain flights.”
“In absence of a choice on resumption of worldwide civil aviation which can rely on different international locations opening up, we’re left with no choice however to proceed what I name evacuation and repatriation flights underneath managed and managed situations,” he added.