New Delhi: A day after Air India announced that Alliance Air is no longer its subsidiary, the latter, on Friday, April 15, confirmed the development, saying that effective immediately, it will function independently under the Union government.
“Alliance Air, from 15th April 2022, will no longer be a part of Air India after its divestment and will be run as an independent Business unit the Government of India. Mr Vineet Sood, CEO, informed that going forward with absolute efficiency, Alliance Air will now sell its tickets under the Alliance Air banner under flight code 9I-XXX,” the newly-independent airline informed in a statement, according to news agency.
Alliance Air, from 15th April 2022, will no longer be part of Air India after its disinvestment and will be run as an independent Business unit under Government of India. Alliance Air has migrated to cloud-based passenger service system from 15th April 2022. pic.twitter.com/380VU2OzQP
— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2022
Alliance Air has migrated to cloud based passenger service system from Friday, it mentioned.
“We now have our own website www.allianceair.in and the passenger can start booking on it now,” it noted.
“Our new call centre numbers are +91 44 4255 4255 and +91 44 3511 3511. In case of any queries passenger can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,” it mentioned.
On Thursday, Air India, the now-former national carrier which was taken over by Tata Sons on January 27, said in a tweet that Alliance Air is not its subsidiary anymore. “Passengers holding tickets of Air India with a 4-digit flight number starting with ‘9’ or 3-digit flight number starting with ‘9I’ may please be informed that these bookings belong to Alliance Air. Bookings, queries related to Alliance Air will not be handled by Air India from 15th April, 2022,” it said.
Also Read :- PM Modi urges all party leaders to give new parliamentarians more time to speak during upcoming Winter Session of Parliament
— Air India (@airindiain) April 14, 2022
Previously known as Air India Regional, Alliance Air, mainly operates flights under the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN. It was founded in April 1996 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines; in February 2011, Indian Airlines merged with Air India.