Mumbai: In a large-scale reshuffle of management, Vijay Mallya-promoted air carrier Kingfisher Airlines Ltd has elevated 21 officials in the rank of vice- president (V-P), assistant vice-president (AV-P), general manager and sales head. “Of the 21 officials promoted, nine have been made V-Ps, six officials have been promoted to AV-P rank and three as GM,” a Kingfisher Airlines official said. Two other officials have been promoted as sales heads.
In an internal circular, while Mallya claimed that the promotions had been necessitated by the Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan Aviation merger, only one person from the erstwhile Deccan figured in the list.
New order: Mallya said in a circular that the promotions had been necessitated by the Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan Aviation merger. Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint
Though the promotions were effective retrospectively from 1 February, the announcement was made only on 19 February, the official said.
Those who have been promoted include Ajit Bhagchandani (V-P, in-flight services), capt. N.N. Puri (V-P, flights operation training), group capt. Pankaj Chopra (V-P, flight safety), Vikram Malhotra (V-P, marketing) and Prakash Mirpuri (V-P, corporate communication), the official said, adding that Vijay K. Arora would be head of sales for northern and eastern zone and Bhanu Kaila would head the sales team in western and southern zone.