Thulasidas to head NACL as CMD, V Trivedi will be joint MD

New Delhi: Air India chief V Thulasidas will be the chairman and managing director of the newly formed merged entity National Airlines Company Ltd (NACL), while his counterpart at Indian Airlines, Vishwapati Trivedi, will function as the joint managing director, the Government has announced.

According to the Government sources, both officers would hold their positions till March 31 next year or till further orders. Thulasidas, an IAS officer, retires next year on March 25. The appointments would take effect from the date the merged entity starts functioning, the sources said.

The appointments mark another step forward in the merger process of the two public sector airlines.

A new company, National Airlines Company Ltd, has already been registered, which would start functioning as a single entity by the middle of July this year, according to civil aviation minister, Praful Patel.