Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia India to have a common office in Gurugram
Amid the privatized carrier Air India vacating its staff from their decades-old offices set up in government-owned premises across the country, Air India Express, and AirAsia India will also relocate their headquarters as the Tata Group plans to consolidate Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia India’s workspaces.
As per Tata Group’s plan, Air India, Air India Express, and AirAsia India’s headquarters will be relocated to the newly-constructed Vatika One on One campus in Gurugram. IndiGo, Vistara, and SpiceJet are already headquartered in Gurugram.
The most extensive staff base of Air India at Airlines House, Safdarjung Complex, GSD Complex, and IGI Terminal One will move to an interim office space in Gurugram before relocating to Vatika One on One by early March.
Air India’s statement on Friday said that the movement to private offices will see Air India’s largest base of staff which works out of Delhi’s Airlines House, Safdarjung Complex, GSD Complex, and IGI Terminal One move to an interim space in Gurugram this month before ultimately relocating to campus at the newly-constructed Vatika One On One campus by March 2023.
In its strategy to consolidate workspaces, Air India said its regionalized organization structure would be progressively disbanded and replaced with a centralized one. “A senior team is also relooking at the offices in different cities which are housed in legacy premises, with some in Chennai and Kochi having already moved to modern office premises,” the airline said. Flexible work hours are also being offered to employees, it said adding that the airline will provide last mile connectivity to the office premises from the closest public transport stations.
Campbell Wilson, CEO and managing director, Air India said: “The consolidation of many premises under one roof, and the evolution from a regionalized to centralized structure, is a significant milestone in Air India’s transformation journey. Aside from improving the opportunity for collaboration, upgrading employees’ work environment, and enhancing effectiveness both within and across functions, it is a powerful catalyst for cultural transformation. Together with the deployment of new technology and communication platforms, and the co-location of Air India with sister airlines, it is an exciting step forward.”
Earlier, a communication sent to the heads of these five Tata aviation entities read, “Considering the existing 4 (airlines) and one JV (AI-SATS) as part of the Tata fold, it has been decided that to optimize resources, increase teamwork, and have higher synergies at work, the various entities will move together into a complex in Gurgaon to start with as far as possible in a phased manner. New office space on NH8 has already been identified where we have an option to lease up to 700,000 sq ft immediately.”
The Tata Group had taken over AI and AI Express earlier this year from the Government of India. The Tata group takes over management and control of the airline, starting end of January 2022. The transaction covers three entities – Air India, Air India Express, and AI SATS. Air India is India’s flag carrier and premier full-service airline. Air India Express is a low-cost carrier.
 Air India to move its offices to move out of govt premises from this month – Sep 10, 2022, ToI
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