Ashwani Lohani

Chairman and Managing Director

Air India

Ashwani Lohani is the Chairman and Managing Director of India's national carrier Air India since August 31, 2015. A highly revered tourism professional and an acclaimed bureaucrat, Lohani belongs to the 1980 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.

Under his leadership, Air India has reported  an  operating  profit  of  Rs.  105 crore in 2015-16 aided bylowerfuel costs and the rise in passenger number. The state-owned airline is working on ways to improve its financials, having an operating loss of Rs.2,636 crore in 2014-15.

.Air India has grown to become a mega international airline with a network of 34 destinations across USA, Europe, Far- East and Southeast Asia and the Gulf. The airline's domestic network covers 50 destinations, including far-flung areas of the North-East, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Today, Air India flies one of the youngest, state-of-the-art, fleet of aircraft comprising a mix of the wide-body Boeing B 777 s , B 747 s , i t s l atest acquisition—the B787 Dreamliner and the narrow body Airbus A321s, A320s and A319 aircraft. The airline is part of the Star Alliance network.

 

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