Will Ayci's Turkish lessons save Air India?3 min read . Updated: 23 Feb 2022, 01:00 AM IST
Air India’s turnaround flight path will flow through its international flights segment. And its new CEO-MD designate M. Ilker Ayci comes from an airline that has done international bigger than any other airline—and done it well
By 1 April, former Turkish Airlines boss M. Ilker Ayci will take over as chief executive officer at Air India in its new avatar under the Tata Group. When he embarks on turning around the formerly government airline, he will inevitably draw from his previous seven-year stint. Equally, Turkish Airlines holds useful cues from its strategy in the decade before he took over as chairperson in 2015, when it added international destinations prolifically. Under Ayci, it consolidated that positioning and became financially stronger.
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