Tata group set to have one central headquarters for all its airlines


Tata group is set to relocate Air India, AirIndia Express and Air Asia India headquarters to the newly-constructed Vatika One-on-One campus in Gurugram as part of the group’s plan to consolidate workspaces.

Beginning this month, privatized carrier Air India will vacate its staff from their decades-old offices set up on government-owned premises across the country.

The movement to private offices will see Air India’s largest base of staff which works out of Delhi’s Airlines House, Safdarjung Complex, GSD Complex and IGI Terminal One move to an interim space in Gurugram this month before ultimately relocating to campus at the newly-constructed Vatika One-On-One campus by March 2023, said Air India.

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Air India to vacate several government offices, and move to a new space in Gurugram.

IndiGo, Vistara and SpiceJet are already headquartered in Gurugram. The government premises that the airline, which privatized in January, is currently occupied belongs to Air India Assets Holding Ltd (AIAHL), a government-owned special purpose vehicle set up to handle non-core assets including land and building and 75% of Air India’s debt.

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“A senior team is also relooking at the offices in different cities which are housed in legacy premises, with some in Chennai and Kochi having already moved to modern office premises.”

The airline said.

In its strategy to consolidate workspaces, Air India said its regionalized organisation structure will be progressively disbanded and replaced with a centralised one.

Idea is to house employees of all group airlines, including Vistara and Air Asia India, at one location.

Flexible work hours are also being offered to employees, it said adding that the airline will provide last mile connectivity to the office premises from the closest public transport stations.

“The consolidation of many premises under one roof, and the evolution from a regionalized to centralised structure, is a significant milestone in Air India’s transformation journey. Aside from improving the opportunity for collaboration, upgrading employees’ work environment and enhancing effectiveness both within and across functions, it is a powerful catalyst for cultural transformation. Together with the deployment of new technology and communication platforms, and the co-location of Air India with sister airlines, it is an exciting step forward.”

Campbell Wilson, CEO and Managing Director, Air India.

(With inputs from TOI)