Aloke Singh is going to take charge of the Air India Express as new CEO from January 1, 2023. He is all set to pilot the integrated low cost airline of the Tata group, reports PTI.
Singh has previously worked in senior positions of Air India and Oman Air. The Air India Express is being created by merging AirAsia India and Air India Express.
“The two constituent airlines will continue to have the full complement of regulatory post-holders until the merger is complete but, for now, a single CEO will provide the clarity and singular accountability necessary to navigate the process,” Campbell Wilson, CEO and Managing Director, Air India, said in the internal communication.
AirAsia India CEO Sunil Bhaskaran will assume the leadership of a new initiative – an aviation training academy. Tata group has been working on consolidating its airline business after taking over loss-making Air India in January this year.
On 2 November, Air India said an operational review process is underway to integrate budget carrier AirAsia India with Air India Express and the merger is likely to be completed by the end of 2023.
The firm had said the merger is aimed at having a single low-cost carrier for the Air India group. Post-merger, the entity will be branded as Air India Express.
AirAsia India was launched in 2014 while Air India Express started operations back in 2005.