Mumbai: In a large scale rejig of management, Vijay Mallaya-promoted air carrier Kingfisher Airlines has elevated 21 officials in the rank of vice president, assistant vice-president, general manager and sales head.
“Of the 21 officials promoted, nine have been made VPs, six officials have been promoted to AVP rank and three as GM,” a Kingfisher Airlines’ officer told PTI here.
He said that two officials have been promoted as Sales Head.
In an internal circular, Mallaya claimed that the promotions have been necessitated consequent upon Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan Aviation merger, only one person from erstwhile Deccan figured in the list.
The promotions were effective in retrospect from 1 February, however, the announcement was made only on 19 February, the official said.
Those who have been promoted include Ajit Bhagchandani (VP, In-flight services), Captain N N Puri (VP, flights operation training), Group Captain Pankaj Chopra (VP flight safety), Vikram Malhotra (VP marketing) and Prakash Mirburi (VP corporate communication), the official said.
Vijay K Arora would be head of sales for northern and eastern zone and Bhanu Kaila would head the sales team for western and southern zone, he said.