NEW DELHI: “Do not get worried about your long term.” Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan has certain the over 4,700 staff members of his airline before long just after its merger with Air India was introduced on Tuesday.
An aviation veteran who has performed a major part in developing Vistara as a passenger-pleasant airline, Kannan in a mail certain them “that we are on this journey alongside one another and will arise more robust at the conclusion of it.” Vistara will be merged into AI by March 2024, just after obtaining the essential regulatory approvals.
“So what does this imply for us as an organization? We remain committed to the progress, fleet and growth ideas that we experienced charted out – plans that see us going from the recent 54 aircraft fleet to 70 by stop 2023 . This will carry on and we will progressively introduce new routes, new places and new frequencies as we had originally set out to do – as Vistara,” Kannan’s mail states.
Presented the 16-thirty day period integration interval, which may perhaps get extended if there are any regulatory hurdles on the way, the CEO has requested employees “to ensure that we sustain and exceed the superior expectations that we have set for ourselves.”
Addressing the elephant in the space — “what happens to me (Vistara workforce)? What purpose will I enjoy in the put together entity?” — his mail suggests: “We have all labored difficult and tirelessly to construct and establish Vistara as the airline of preference in India in a shorter span of time. This has borne major success that we are all knowledgeable of – on the operational, economical and individuals front. This has not long gone unnoticed – by management, the board and our shareholders. The truth also is that the mixed entity will also significantly profit from the working experience, skills and enterprise of every single of the Vistara team associates. In truth, it is what the shareholders are counting on.”
Pointing out at the opportunity of a mega Maharaja, he claims: “…. there will undoubtedly be several possibilities – for progress, elevation and development. Consequently, I urge you not to fear and speculate about your long run…. I can guarantee you that we are on this journey collectively and will emerge more robust at the stop of it.”