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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tata Group makes financial bid for Air India sale

The authorities declined to share any particulars on expectations from the sale of Air India

New Delhi: The Tata Group has made its financial bid for the debt-laden nationwide provider Air India (AI) on Wednesday, mentioned authorities sources.

Meanwhile, the federal government mentioned that financial bids for Air India disinvestment has been obtained and the method to promote the airline to non-public gamers is now within the closing section.


“Financial bids for Air India disinvestment received by Transaction Adviser. Process now moves to concluding stage,” tweeted Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

Earlier right now, the federal government has initiated the method of financial bids for the debt-laden nationwide provider. Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia made it clear that September 15 date for the method is fastened and won’t change.

After failing to search out any purchaser for a 76 per cent stake in Air India in 2018, the federal government is anticipated to finish the sale of the nationwide provider with no less than two consumers anticipated to submit financial bids by September 15.


Earlier, trade sources informed ANI that Tata Group, by its holding firm, and SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh his private capability, are more likely to make its financial bid for the airline.

Air India is laden with an enormous debt of round Rs 43,000 crores of which Rs 22,000 crores may even be transferred to the Air India Asset Holding Limited (AIAHL).

“The debt of the airline has now increased to Rs 43,000 crores and all these loans are under government guarantee. And the government will bear this debt before the airline is transferred to the new owners,” sources mentioned.

The authorities declined to share any particulars on expectations from the sale of Air India.


The Centre is planning to promote a 100 per cent stake within the airline and its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express. And a 50 per cent stake in floor dealing with firm Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS).

Other properties together with the Air India constructing in Mumbai, Airlines House in Delhi may even be a part of the deal.

Four acres of land at Connaught Place in Delhi and varied housing societies in Delhi, Mumbai and different cities for AI workers and others utilization. Air India’s subsidiaries corresponding to Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) and Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AITSL) may even be a part of AIAHL.


At current, Air India has management over 4,400 home and 1,800 worldwide touchdown and parking slots at home airports in addition to 900 slots overseas.


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