1932 to 2021 – Here Is The Full Story Of Air India And Why Is It So Special For Tata’s Sons

Government took Tata Airlines into Control, Tata Sons took back the Airlines from the Government. This is a true homage to JRD Tata.

Tata’s bid success ki andaru happy but endukantha happiness? Asala common man ki dani vallla emana benefit untadha ? Ratan Tata garu bid gelisthe manam enduku happy feel avvali ani doubt ochina vallalo nenu okadni

 So Jump Cut 1932

`JRD(Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy) Tata garu legendary industrialist and philanthropist ani andariki telisidhe, recent ga vachina Hurun philanthropist list of century lo top place ayanadhe, kakapothe manaki telisyalsindi entante Tata garu India’s first licensed pilot. Appatlo oka airline start cheyali India ni global map lo nilapettali ane thought aayanadhi and this was in 1932 and apatiki manaki  independence kuda raledhu.In April 1932 JRD Tata garu Tata Airlines ni establish chesaru, adhe year october 15th Karachi to Bombay first flight take off chesaru and Tata garu being pilot himself for that flight. Airline start chesina 5 years ke 66,000 to 6,00,000 profits chusaru. So adhe high lo 1938 Tata airlines expanded internationally forming an International airline called Indian Airlines

Post partition lo kuda Pakistan to India refugees ni and India lo unna Pakistan refugees ni Tata Airlines lo tiskelli entho mandhiki help chesaru

1947 lo independence ochi government ochaka there were discussions to nationalize the airlines, but JRD Tata garu multiple occasions lo daniki no chepthu daani valla oche effects ni government ki explain chese prayatnam chesaru. Airlines nationalization jarigithe ante apati daka private ga unna industry control state control ki velpothe bureaucracy valla late decisions tiskodam dani through lethargy and employees morale down ayithe passengers count decline avuthundi ani mundhe warn chesaru. As expected 1953 lo Tata Airlines tho paatu inko 8 Airlines ni ratriki ratri nationalize chesesaru and they changed the name from Tata Airlines to Air India and Indian Airlines to Air India International.

Nehru gaaru JRD Tata garitho chala discussions chesina tarwatha apati Air India and Air India International boards lo director ga undadaniki accept chesaru JRD Tata garu. Aa time lo kuda oka chinna counter clean ga lekapodam chusina, aayane tudiche varu. Okasari oka aircraft lo toilet clean ga lekapothe akada cleaning staff tho kalisi clean chesaru ani chepparu, and all this for 45 years although thanaki one rupee salary rakapoina ye financial rewards lekapoyina just for the love of his airlines he worked hard.

Singapore International Airlnes appatlo world class  service standards adapt cheskodaniki Air India Internationals tho collaborate ayindi, that is the mark JRD Tata made.

1978 lo oka pilot error valla Mumbai lo flight accident ayindi, it was one of the worst accidents in Aviation history, 213 passengers and onboard crew andaru chanipoyaru. Aa incident ayyaka apati prime minister Morarji Desai government JRD Tata garini post lo nundi tisesaru.

1980 lo malli Indira gandhi garu board member ga reappoint chesaru but not as a chairman. 1986 varaku service continue chesi he passed the legacy to Ratan Tata garu. 1990 lo almost 40 years ayyaka oka domestic airline start chese chance ochindhi but adhi oka shape ki ochelope government padipovadam, multiple governments kalavadam valla kudaraledhu.

The Fall

Anukunnate 1990’s lo Air India market share padipodam start ayindi. Management skills lekapodam, passengers nundi chala complaints ravadam modhalu ayyayi. Non-econimical routes lo flights veyadam, Day to day operations lo political leaders involve avvadamu, impractical policies and enno bureaucratic delays, decisions evi time ki rakapovadam Air India medha bibatsamaina affect chupinchayi. 1997 kalla 671 crores loss lo nadusthu ochindi. Deeni affect valla 2001 lo Atal Bihari Vajpayee garu Air India lo 40% stake ni ammadaniki bid vesaru. Adhi evaru tiskokapodam valla still Air India losses lone nadichindi

Okanoka time lo SIA and Tata Sons 20% each stake tho tiskundam ani joint proposal tho ocharu, but apudu rival airlines vallu and opposition chala gola cheyadam valla SIA ee joint proposal nundi withdraw cheskundhi. So malli Tata Sons aasha alane undipoyindi. 2003 nundi Deccan Airlines,Indigo, SpiceJet, and GoAir ila enni Low cost carriers domestic airlines lo dhummu dhulipesthunte Air India matram pick avvalekapoyindi and the result 1st place nundi 4th place ki padipoyindi.

Ee fall ni apadaniki Manmohan Singh garu ageing fleet of aircrafts and the other was the stand-alone operation of the domestic and international services ani rendu karanalu cheppi Air India ni Indian Airlines ni merge chesesaru.

2007 lo merged company Air India Ltd form ayindi, adhi proper ga form avvadaniki 4 years pattindi. Inkemundhi 2007 to 2009 lopu 770 crores nundi 7200 crores ki vellindi and appulu 6500 crores nundi 15241 crores ayyayi. Rendu merge chesaru kabatti more employees and flight lo staff avasaram lekapoina they had to send. Ila rupayi karchu avvalsina chota 2 rupees avuthundi. Employees medha migatha companies one 10th spend chesthe villu one 5th, ala motham money employees ki velladam tho cost cutting start chesaru and that fired up employees and danitho unions lo godavalu start ayyayi. Idhi ila unchithe balance cheyadaniki 111 kotha aircrafts 67,000 crores appu chesi konnaru. Ee consequences 1952 lo JRD garu cheppinave. There was a time (Oct 2012- March 2013) every month the Airline faced loss of 400 crores every month.

Already loss lo unna Airline ni alochinchakunda merge chesi 10 times ekkuva loss ayyaru. 2001 tarwatha 2018 lo Modi garu second time malli Air India ni sale ki pettaru. Apatike Air India 50000 crores loss tho and 55000 apputho nadusthundi. Ipudu problem appu and loss okate kadhu, network issues, lack of decisive leadership, managerial complications, and internal incompatibility between the merged airlines kuda. Apudu evaru tiskoledhu and Covid situation lo most effected industry edanna undhi ante Aviation industry ne, so government inka losses face cheyaleka more attractive conditions petti 2021 lo 100% stake ichesthamu ani declare chesthu Air India ni sale ki pettindi.

Offer and Conditions 

The government is divesting its 100 percent ownership of Air India and Air India Express along with its 50 per cent stake in ground-handling company AISATS. The bids were invited on the enterprise value of the company, which includes short-term and long-term debt as well as any cash on the company’s balance sheet.

Motham 4400 domestic airports, 1800 international landing and parking slots and 900 overseas airport slots osthayni kooda cheppindi.

“We’ve decided that Air India will be 100 percent disinvested. The choice isn’t between disinvestment and non-disinvestment, it’s between disinvestment and closing down” – Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Government clear chesesindhi that this is also a bid and ipudu sale avvakapothe we would be closing down ani, cause although ipudu Air Inida nadusthunna per day 20 crore loss tone nadusthundi and mismanagement valla 60000 crores inka debt undhi ani clear chesindhi.

Mothaniki aa bid lo Tata garu 100 percent stake kosam 18000 crores bid chesi gelichi mothaniki The Tata Sons valla Airlines ni intiki techukunaru. It is truly a full circle, enno ups chusaru enno lowas chusaru, valla nundi government tiskundi and mothaniki inni rojulaki after 68 years Tata Airlines is back to home.

Dini valla manaki enti benefit ani adagachu 60000 crores debt, government kattaleka ammadaniki pettindi evaru konakapothe aa 60000 crores evadi nethi medha paduthundi anukuntunaru ? mana nethi medhe, petrol 200 aythadi, onion 70 aythadi , brathakadam kastam avuthundi. Tappu chesedhi government ayina debba tagiledhi neeku anduke next time nundi vote ni 500 ki veyakunda konchem burra tho vedhamu.

Fun Fact and Some Records of Air India

In 1938, Bobby Kooka, among the first employees at the company, designed the iconic Maharaja as the brand identity of Tata Airlines and a symbol of hospitality. It continues to remain the carrier’s identity 83 years later.

1990 –  The largest evacuation conducted by a civil airline, operating more than 450 flights in 59 days to airlift over 1 lakh Indians from Kuwait during the Iraq War.

2017 – The first airline to fly around the world with an all-women crew.

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