The merged Air India-Indian Airlines entity is to operate under the Air India name and will adopt a new colour scheme derived from the two existing liveries.

The new Air India will have its registered office in New Delhi and its corporate office in Mumbai. Its offices for domestic operations and strategic business units will mainly be based in Delhi. Indian civil aviation minister Praful Patel says the Air India name is being retained as it is a globally and nationally recognised brand name, as well as the designated airline in international bilaterals.

"The design components of the new logo and livery have been drawn after merging some of the current features of both Air India and Indian Airlines," he adds.

India's cabinet in March gave the all-clear to plans to merge Air India and Indian Airlines and expected the single company to be in place this summer. Indian Airlines is a larger domestic carrier but Air India is more internationally recognised.


Source: Flight International