Three of the four airlines operated by the Tata Group will move to a single office in Gurugram by March 2023.
By the beginning of 2023, the Vatika One on One facility in Gurugram will have a common office for Air India, Air India Express, and AirAsia India. Air India has already begun to leave a number of offices that are now housed in government buildings across the nation as of September. At Airlines House, Safdarjung Complex, GSD Complex, and IGI Terminal One, the majority of the Air India workforce will transfer to an interim office location in Gurugram before moving by the beginning of March to Vatika One on One.
According to the airline, Air India’s regionalized organisational structure would likewise be abolished and replaced with a centralised one.
“This will allow consolidation of presently-dispersed teams, co-location of managers with their teams and physical adjacency of related functions,” the airline added.
Currently, Vatika One on One at Intellion Edge is about 10 km away from Vistara, the fourth airline in the Tata stable.
“It may only be a matter of time before Vistara also gets moved to Vatika One on One,” an industry expert said.
In January 2022, the Tata Group once again bought Air India and Air India Express as part of a strategic divestment programme run by the government. Tata Sons and AirAsia Investment Limited (Malaysia) have partnered to create AirAsia India, with the former owning an 83.67% interest and the latter a 16.33% stake in the airline. In April, Air India suggested buying out the whole stake held by the Tata group in AirAsia India in an effort to increase synergy among the Tata group airlines. The plan was approved by the Indian Competition Commission in June.