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More Than
90 Years Of Innovation

Our founder, JRD Tata, was also India’s first commercial pilot license-holder. His passion for aviation led to many firsts for the company.

Heritage

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  • 1932

    India’s first airline was launched by JRD Tata.

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  • 1962

    World’s first airline with a full jet-engine fleet

    1962
  • 1971

    Introduced luxury travel with “The Palace in the Sky” on a Boeing 747

    1971
  • 1993

    First nonstop flight connecting New York and Delhi

    1993
  • 2017

    First around-the-world flight with an all-women crew

    2017
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creating new

flying experiences

We are proud to have the largest international network in the country and the most nonstop routes connecting India with global destinations.

  • 12,000+

    Employees Worldwide

  • 79

    Destinations

  • 59

    Nonstop International Routes

  • 90

    Years Of Service

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Leadership

Driving Success Through Vision, Strategy, and Collaboration

Leadership

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Management Leadership Management Leadership

Board of Directors

N Chandrasekaran

Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chandra) is the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of all Tata Group companies.

Chandra joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017. He also chairs the boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Air India, Tata Chemicals, Tata Consumer Products, Indian Hotel Company and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – of which he was the Chief Executive Officer from 2009-17.

His appointment as Chairman of Tata Sons, followed a 30-year business career at TCS, which he joined from university. Chandra rose through the ranks at TCS to become the CEO and Managing Director of the leading global IT solution and consulting firm. Under his leadership, TCS generated total revenues of US $16.5 billion in 2015-16 and consolidated its position as the largest private sector employer in India and the country’s most valuable company.

Since he has taken over as Chairman, Chandra has been driving transformation of the group towards digital, sustainability and supply chain resilience. The group has forayed into new businesses including electronics manufacturing, consumer internet platform and mobile technology for 5G in India. The Tata group has expanded its aviation presence with the acquisition of Air India and is building a large global airline. The group’s turnover stood at over US$125 billion with a market cap of US$311 billion as on 31 March 2022.

In addition to his professional career at Tata, Chandra is on the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow as well as the President of the Court at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He is the member of Bocconi's International Advisory Council and the Co-Chair of the India US CEO Forum. He is also on the Board of Governors of New York Academy of Sciences and has been elected as an international member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Chandra was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, in the field of trade and industry in 2022. Chandra has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading Universities in India and internationally, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University, Australia, Doctor Honoris Causa by Nyenrode University, The Netherlands, honorary Doctor of Science by the Aligarh Muslim University, and Doctor of Letters from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, where he completed a Masters Degree in Computer Applications, before joining TCS in 1987.

Chandra is also the author of Bridgital Nation, a groundbreaking book on harnessing technological disruptions to bring Indians closer to their dreams.

Chandra is an avid photographer, and a passionate long-distance marathon runner. He is a Six Star Finisher of the World Marathon Majors and continues to champion fitness.

Born in 1963, Chandra lives in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha. 

 

Chairman, Tata Sons

N Chandrasekaran

Chairman

Campbell Wilson

Based in New Delhi, Mr. Wilson joined Air India in mid-2022 after 26 years with Singapore Airlines (SIA) working in various senior roles for both the flagship airline as well as Scoot, its wholly owned low-cost subsidiary of which he was the founding CEO. 

As CEO and MD, Mr. Wilson is leading Vihaan.ai, Air India’s comprehensive five-year program to transform the formerly state-owned carrier, now part of the Tata Group. into a world-class global airline with an Indian heart

Air India’s transformation has already seen the airline place the largest single order for new aircraft in aviation history, comprising 470 wide- and narrow-body aircraft. It also entails a complete overhaul of equipment, product, technology, systems and culture, and dramatic network expansion.

In addition to transformation of the flagship airline, Mr. Wilson is steering the integration of subsidiary airlines Air India Express and Air Asia India into a single low-cost carrier, and, subject to regulatory approval, the merger of Air India with Vistara, a full service airline co-owned by Tata and Singapore Airlines.

To support the Group’s growth, Air India is also in the process of building a world-class Training Academy to provide pilots, cabin crew, engineers and a skilled workforce that will also support the Indian aviation ecosystem.

Mr. Wilson (born July 1971 in Christchurch, New Zealand) began his career with SIA in New Zealand in 1996 after obtaining a Master of Commerce with 1st Class Honours in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury. He worked for SIA in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011 as the founding CEO of Scoot until 2016. He then served on SIA’s Management Committee as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, before returning for a second stint as the CEO of Scoot in 2020.

Mr. Wilson is married with no children.

 

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Campbell Wilson

CEO & MD

Sanjiv Mehta

Mr. Sanjiv Mehta joined the Board as Non-Executive Independent Director from 9 March 2022.

Mr Sanjiv Mehta (62) is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), India's largest 'fast-moving consumer goods' (FMCG) Company. As President, he heads Unilever's business in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal). He is a member of the 'Unilever Leadership Executive', and the President Commissioner (Non-Executive Chairman) of Unilever Indonesia. During his nine years at the helm of Hindustan Unilever Limited, the Company's market capitalisation has increased from $17 billion to $75 billion, making HUL one of the most valuable companies in the country.

Mr. Sanjiv Mehta is the Past President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) during 2021-22, Director on the Indian School of Business Board, member of the Breach Candy Hospital Trust, and South Asia Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He chairs Xynteo Vikaasa, a top Indian and MNC companies’ coalition.

Mr. Sanjiv Mehta was conferred the honorary degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management by Xavier University (Xavier Institute of Management). He has received several personal recognitions, including the ‘Best CEO Multinational’ by Forbes, the ‘Management Man of the Year’ by Bombay Management Association, the ‘CA Business Leader’ by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the ‘Best Transformational Leader’ by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ by The Economic Times, ‘JRD Tata Corporate Leadership award’ by the All India Management Association, etc.

Mr. Mehta graduated in Commerce and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Independent Director

Sanjiv Mehta

Independent Director

P. R. Ramesh

Mr. P.R. Ramesh joined the Board as Non-Executive Independent Director from 28 July 2022.

Mr. Ramesh was the Chairman of Deloitte India and has over 40 years of experience. He also served as a member of Deloitte Global Board and Deloitte Asia Pacific Board. He has served clients in manufacturing, banking and financial services, technology, media, telecommunications, energy and resources and consumer business sectors throughout his professional career.

Mr. Ramesh has been associated with various Regulatory bodies such as SEBI Committee on Disclosures and Accounting Standards, Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing Business in India, set up by Government of India, Technical Committee to review the form and presentation of the Balance Sheet of the Reserve Bank of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Standing Committee on Accounting issues and invitee to the Committee set up by the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) to assist in convergence to IFRS by banks and National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards. He has also been member of Accounting Standards Board of ICAI, Vision and Restructuring Committee and Auditing Practicing Committee of ICAI and the Secretarial Standards Boards of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Mr. Ramesh is a regular speaker at various programmes and workshops conducted by ICAI, the Institute of Internal Auditors, RBI, CII, SEBI on the matters of professional interest. He has co-authored publication by CCH titled iGAAP – Financial Reporting Standards in India including a comparison with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and is a member of Board of Studies and the Faculty of Commerce of Osmania University.

Mr. Ramesh graduated in Commerce and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Independent Director

P.R. Ramesh

Independent Director

Executive Leadership Team

Campbell Wilson

Based in New Delhi, Mr. Wilson joined Air India in mid-2022 after 26 years with Singapore Airlines (SIA) working in various senior roles for both the flagship airline as well as Scoot, its wholly owned low-cost subsidiary of which he was the founding CEO. 

As CEO and MD, Mr. Wilson is leading Vihaan.ai, Air India’s comprehensive five-year program to transform the formerly state-owned carrier, now part of the Tata Group. into a world-class global airline with an Indian heart

Air India’s transformation has already seen the airline place the largest single order for new aircraft in aviation history, comprising 470 wide- and narrow-body aircraft. It also entails a complete overhaul of equipment, product, technology, systems and culture, and dramatic network expansion.

In addition to transformation of the flagship airline, Mr. Wilson is steering the integration of subsidiary airlines Air India Express and Air Asia India into a single low-cost carrier, and, subject to regulatory approval, the merger of Air India with Vistara, a full service airline co-owned by Tata and Singapore Airlines.

To support the Group’s growth, Air India is also in the process of building a world-class Training Academy to provide pilots,  cabin crew, engineers and a skilled workforce that will also support the Indian aviation ecosystem.

Mr. Wilson (born July 1971 in Christchurch, New Zealand) began his career with SIA in New Zealand in 1996 after obtaining a Master of Commerce with 1st Class Honours in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury. He worked for SIA in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011 as the founding CEO of Scoot until 2016. He then served on SIA’s Management Committee as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, before returning for a second stint as the CEO of Scoot in 2020.

Mr. Wilson is married with no children.

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Campbell Wilson

CEO & MD

Nipun Aggrawal

Mr. Nipun Aggarwal joined Air India in January 2022 after leading the acquisition of Air India for Tata Sons. As Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, he now leads several important functions at Air India, including aircraft acquisition and financing, product development, strategy and planning, sales and marketing, loyalty, revenue management, network planning and scheduling, strategic procurement, strategic alliances and M&A. He is at the forefront of driving transformation, change management and merger integration activities across the Air India group. Mr. Aggarwal is also the chairman of Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS) and a member of the board of directors for Air India Express, AIX Connect and Tata Electronics. 

Mr. Aggarwal has more than 28 years of experience across industries and has held multiple roles across corporate finance, M&A, financing, strategy, business development and operations.

Prior to Air India, Mr. Aggarwal worked as Senior Vice President at Tata Sons, where he played a pivotal role in the strategic transformation of several Tata group companies between 2017 and 2022 as part of the Group Chairman and Group CFO Office. Mr. Aggarwal led several marquee acquisitions and corporate restructuring projects at Tata Sons. He has also served on the board of several Tata group companies including Tata Housing, Tata Value Homes, Tata Projects, Tata Power Odisha Discoms and Tata Urban Infrastructure.

Mr. Aggarwal has also worked in investment banking with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in corporate banking at Standard Chartered Bank, and as Commercial Advisor with BP PLC. He started his career with Larsen & Toubro as Graduate Engineer Trainee.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta and Bachelors in Electricals Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. He likes to travel and play badminton in his free time. He is married and has two kids.

Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer

Nipun Aggarwal

Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer 

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Captain Klaus Goersch has over 35 years of airline experience in senior executive roles leading and creating successful airlines.  His successes include developing the strategy and creation of NEOM Airlines as the Chief Executive Officer, at British Airways as Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for all aspects of safe, reliable and efficient operations throughout the worldwide network.  Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Air Canada where he had financial responsibility for all worldwide operations.   Captain Goersch was a major player in generating growth and profitability to the airlines through transformation and innovation with a focus on brand development, customer experience, efficiency and airline fleet procurement.

At Air India he is leading the Group Operations transformation of Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, Integrated Operations Centre, Engineering and Airport Operations.

Throughout his career, Captain Goersch has held several high-level board and advisory roles to include SITA, IAG Cargo, IATA, Airlines for Europe, UK CAA, GE Aviation, Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Airlines for America, and the Flight Safety Foundation.

Captain Goersch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.  He is rated to Captain the Boeing 787/777, Boeing 737, Airbus A-320 amongst others.  Additionally, Captain Goersch was a US Federal Aviation Administration certified airline instructor pilot and designated pilot examiner. Captain Goersch holds a Corporate Director Certificate from the Harvard Business School and has attended corporate director training at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Captain Goersch is married with five grown boys.  He is a US Merchant Marine certified Captain and in his spare time enjoys cruising all worldwide waters.

Chief Operations Officer

Klaus Goersch

Chief Operations Officer

Satya Ramaswamy

Dr. Satya Ramaswamy is on a mission to make Air India the most technologically advanced airline in the world. He heads our Digital & Technology organization that has twin responsibilities — owning Air India’s digital channels and helping all our departments deploy technologies to delight customers and achieve operational excellence. Dr. Satya has 30 years of software engineering, product management and business leadership experience in India and the United States. He views aviation as the greatest accomplishment of humankind and brings enthusiasm for the industry to his role at Air India. In previous roles, he has helped multiple leading global airlines execute digital transformation programs. An entrepreneurial leader who sets a fast pace for his organization, Dr. Satya is passionate about ‘zero to one’ technology journeys. An early adopter of digital, he has witnessed the evolution of mobile technologies, cloud, big data analytics, social media, and modern AI technologies from their earliest days. His current interests include the exploration of quantum computing to solve some of the hardest optimization challenges in the airline industry.

Before joining Air India, Dr. Satya was Head of Strategic Initiatives at Tata Digital, where he was responsible for identifying and building products and systems that gave Tata Digital a competitive edge in the market. At Tata Consultancy Services, he helped build the digital services business from the ground up from 2010, supporting global customers across industries on digital reimagination journeys. Before TCS, Dr. Satya was the Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley startup Brightfon, Inc., which he created in 2008 with the vision of bringing e-commerce like interactivity to the instore shopping experience, pioneering the use of mobile applications, cloud, big data and social media in physical retail. Prior to this, he was Head of Product Management for Boston area venture-capital funded startup Veveo, Inc., focused on web-scale video search, discovery, and mobile delivery. Earlier he was responsible for product management for mobile packet switching infrastructure in Motorola, Inc. While at Motorola, he contributed to North American telecom industry standards to bring Internet to mobile phones in late 1990s and early 2000s. He was part of the software engineering team at Motorola, working in late 1990s on some of the earliest digital mobile phones such as the digital StarTAC.

Dr. Satya has a Ph.D in distributed computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Chicago. He has twelve granted US patents to his credit. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area and has deep connections with academic institutions and startups in the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem. Dr. Satya is a die-hard hockey fan and is very proud of Air India’s hockey legacy and its Olympians.





 

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Dr. Satya Ramaswamy

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Rajesh Dogra

In his role as Chief Customer Experience Officer, Mr. Rajesh Dogra is responsible for customer experience for Air India. He is deeply engaged in service transformation initiatives at Air India and is building a robust customer services framework which is enhancing customer experience at all touchpoints. Highly passionate about excellence in customer services, Mr. Dogra has spearheaded various large public services transformation programs in India as well as abroad and won many awards.

Mr. Dogra has over 28 years of rich experience in large scale public services delivery, eGovernance, business operations, project management, IT driven service transformation and people management. He is a Tata veteran and before moving to Air India in August 2022, he was the Global Program Director of Passport Seva Program at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He set up and, for over 10 years, managed India's most iconic passport program for Ministry of External Affairs, which led to massive transformation of Indian passport services globally. During the initial phase of his career, Mr. Dogra worked with a public sector financial institution where he managed operations and service delivery for North India as well as for NRIs globally.

Mr. Dogra completed his master’s degree in financial management from NMIMS Mumbai and graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University. He has also completed several management development programs at TCS, IIM Ahmedabad, TMTC Pune and INSEAD. 

Chief Customer Experience Officer

Rajesh Dogra

Chief Customer Experience Officer

Captain Manish Uppal

Captain Manish Uppal is an alumnus of Mount St Mary's School, Delhi Cantt, Delhi and has over 9,000 hours of incident and accident-free flight time. He has piloted multiple aircraft types in his career, including the ATR and Airbus 320. He has held Type Rating Instructor (TRI) and Designated Examiner (DE) Approvals on the A 320. 

In his 20 years of experience (the majority of it in management roles) in civil aviation, Captain Uppal has worked as a pilot and trainer on short and medium-haul domestic and international flights, set up airline training and operations functions and led the start-up team to secure the Scheduled Commercial Operator Licence for AirAsia India, which marked the re-entry of Tata Group in airline business after many decades. He has also successfully implemented many digital and sustainable solutions to drive safety and efficiency in flight operations. 

At Air India, he manages the airline's flight operations. He will implement the Vihaan.AI Charter for Flight Operations to support the planned fleet expansion while ensuring that safety, security, regulatory standards, and compliances are not compromised.  

He was part of the team that evaluated the acquisition of Air India by Tata Sons and played a crucial role in reviewing and analysing the Air India Operations. He is part of many transformation initiatives across Air India and its subsidiary airlines. 

Captain Uppal has completed many prestigious Tata Group courses to enhance his management skills, including the Tata Group Strategic Leadership Seminar conducted by professors at Harvard and the Tata Business Excellence Assessor Program. He is a trained Human Factors expert who has created and conducted crew resource management courses. 

Captain Uppal lives in Gurugram with his wife and two children.

Head of Flight Operations

Captain Manish Uppal

Head of Flight Operations 

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WE PLEDGE TO FLY NET ZERO

Air India is committed to the International Air Transport Association’s Fly Net Zero initiative to operate with net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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The Air India Brand

A bold new beginning

Our new brand identity captures the essence of a bold new India, marking a milestone in our transformation to become a world-class airline with an Indian heart. The new look reimagines the iconic Indian window shape to symbolise a ‘Window of Possibilities’. Our new logo - ‘The Vista’ - is inspired by the peak of the window, signifying possibilities and outlook for the future. For more, click here.

Global Airline. Indian Heart.

PEOPLE OF AIR INDIA

From booking to baggage claim and everything in between, we want you to love the Air India experience.

Our skilled, dedicated workforce from all over India and abroad is united by the spirit to connect homes and hearts, offering world class service to our global guests.

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Our Fleet

Air India continues to invest in the latest aviation technology, and the recent record-breaking order of 470 new aircraft renews our commitment to provide an unforgettable inflight experience. At present, Air India takes to the skies with 128 narrow-body and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft that fly passengers and transport cargo worldwide. Comfortable, modern and efficient, our fleet ensures you reach your destination relaxed and ready to go!

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