The Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Tuesday that it would make sure that Air India continues to operate ‘uninterruptedly’. The ministry said that it aims to improve the airline’s operations as the government plans to go ahead with Air India’s disinvestment process.
“MoCA reiterates that the Government, while going ahead with the disinvestment, would ensure that Air India continues to operate uninterruptedly and improves its operations also. There is no cause for worry to any of its stakeholders,” said the aviation ministry in a tweet.
This statement from the ministry comes amid reports of the airline shutting shop if it fails to privatise. Air India chief Ashwani Lohani told the ministry in December that the airline’s financial situation was ‘grossly untenable’ for sustaining operations. Lohani said in January that the rumours about the airline’s shutdown are all baseless.