AI Express to be based in Delhi

AI Express, the low-cost arm of the newly merged Air India, is being shifted from Mumbai to Delhi. The headquarters of the overall full-service airline and cargo operations will continue to function from India's commercial capital, Mumbai.

Overall responsibility of the low-cost carrier has been entrusted to joint managing director Vishwapati Trivedi, and PP Singh has been appointed as its chief operating officer (COO). Both of them will now be based in Delhi.

The special business unit (SBU) for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) has being split into two. The facility dealing with airframes will be based in Mumbai, while the engines and components MRO will be based in Delhi.

These decisions have come just days after the government constituted the board of the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), the company born out of the merger of Indian and Air India.