After the merger, Air India will hire every Vistara employee.
The CEO of Vistara has guaranteed that there will be adequate chances for staff members in the combined airline. Integration of the two carriers’ staffs is a key component of the Air India-Vistara merger. The change will probably have a greater impact on Vistara’s employees, who will watch their firm disintegrate and transition to a new airline. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore in the new firm, according to Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan, who also stated that all Vistara personnel will be merged into Air India.
The major shift
As the two airlines merged, all 5,000+ Vistara employees will find jobs at Air India. In an interview at the CAPA Aviation Summit in New Delhi, Vistara’s CEO Vinod Kannan stated, “There would be chances for everyone in the greater entity.” They will all become a part of the new amalgamated entity.
Additionally, Kannan emphasized that roughly 80% of Vistara’s workforce members have operational positions. Among others, these include engineers, cabin staff, and pilots. The fleets of Vistara and Air India will eventually merge, and this will affect every employee. What benefits both airlines is that for the past 15 years, when Air India was owned by the government, it did not hire new employees for a number of divisions. As a result, it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate new chances and responsibilities that are similar. Added Kannan
“We will locate a place for you, we promise the Vistara staff. You won’t necessarily be like-to-like in terms of title, classification, etc., but it will be something with which you feel comfortable.
Integrating process is ongoing
The enormous work of merging the two airlines is progressing apace. Before the deadline of early next year to complete the merger, both airlines are occupied with hiring management executives for relevant positions and obtaining regulatory permissions.
For non-flying workers who are being evaluated for leadership responsibilities, interviews are being conducted at various levels. The senior to mid-level executive who best fits the position will be kept, and if another position becomes available, the other candidates will be assigned. The DGCA, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and the competition commissions of Singapore and India are among the organizations that are being contacted for their approval of the merger.
keeping the standard of the product
Employees at Vistara put a lot of effort into creating an airline that is well-liked in India over the course of the last eight years. Yet, the merger also necessitates the dissolution of the Vistara brand in order to fit Air India’s development story as it sets off on a huge transformational path.
Nonetheless, both airlines are eager to build on Vistara’s heritage by improving both the workplace atmosphere and the customer service experience. After the merger, Air India is expected to gain from the expertise of Vistara’s workforce in managing an airline in a business setting.
In addition, Kannan reassured Vistara customers that even after the merger, they could expect the same caliber of goods and services because Air India is currently modernizing its aircraft cabins and level of customer service.