Weeks after calling Air India's financial situation untenable, CMD Ashwani Lohani calls rumours of shutdown 'baseless'
Air India chief Ashwani Lohani on Saturday said that "rumours" of the disinvestment-bound airline's shutdown are "all baseless", weeks after he told the Civil Aviation Ministry that the carrier's financial situation was "grossly untenable" for sustaining operations.
After a botched attempt to sell Air India in May last year, a panel led by Arun Jaitley had decided in June to scrap the stake-sale plan for the time being
Cabinet approves creation of SPV for Air India divestment; govt to allocate additional Rs 2,600 cr in next fiscal
The government has been working on ways to revive the fortunes of Air India, which is estimated to have a debt burden of Rs 55,000 crore.