By now you would have seen the media reports regarding IndiGo’s expression of interest in Air India. Understandably, many of you have started asking me if it’s really true?!
We have indeed submitted a letter to the Government of India today on this subject and had to file that letter (attached) with the stock exchanges.
You, the employees of IndiGo, must take great pride in having created a phenomenal world class airline, which is now in many ways a national asset. We are truly a Made in India story!
Our interest in Air India is primarily in its international operations. Over the past decade, we have created a significant domestic network and that gives us the confidence to build a world class international airline in the scale and scope of some of the largest airlines in the world. Without our domestic feed network, it just does not make sense to embark on this journey and if we do go down this path, it would require significant restructuring of the acquired operations. In that journey, we are not going to take on debts and liabilities that could not be supported by the new restructured operations.
Let me be very clear that if it is not profitable and does not add value to our employees, customers and shareholders, we will not embark on this journey. At the same time, we recognize that the Indian Government is taking a big, much needed decision and it is important that this decision is always remembered as a huge success.
As one of those who bleeds blue and who has helped build this great organization, you can rest assured that your Leadership team and the founders of IndiGo will never do anything to jeopardize what you helped build and will always act in the best interest of IndiGo!
Stay Forever 6E!
Wish you all safe flights …
President & Wholetime Director