'Welcome Back, Air India': Ratan Tata tweets after winning bid
New Delhi : After a long wait of 68 years, Tata Group has won back the national carrier Air India. Soon after officially winning the bid, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata thanked the union government for its recent policy of opening up select industries to private sector.
He tweeted: 'Welcome Back, Air India'.
“The Tata Group winning the bid for Air India is a great news. While admittedly it will take considerable effort to rebuild Air India, it will hopefully provide a very strong market opportunity to the Tata Group in the aviation industry,” He said.
In a statement, the Tata Sons chairman said, “On an emotional note, Air India, under the leadership of Mr JRD Ttata had one time, gained the reputation of being one of the most prestigious airlines in the world. Tatas will have the opportunity of regaining the image and reputation it enjoyed in earlier years. Mr JRD Tata would have been overjoyed if he was in our midst today.”
“We also need to recognise and thank the government for its recent policy of opening select industries to the private sector. Welcome back, Air India!” he added.