Scoot’s Campbell Wilson may not have been the Tatas’ first choice to lead Air India, but his appointment fuels speculation that a merger between AI and Vistara is on the cards.
The irony didn’t escape anyone. A week after Air India said Campbell Wilson, chief executive officer at Singapore’s low-cost carrier Scoot, will take over as its new CEO and managing director, IndiGo also announced a leadership change. Come October, India’s largest low-cost carrier will be led by Pieter Elbers, who currently heads KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the full-service carrier from the Netherlands.
“A CEO of a low-cost airline is going to lead Air India, a full-service airline that was India’s flag carrier. And IndiGo, a LCC, has got a CEO from a full-service airline that is a flag carrier. Did …
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