Air India To Be Handed Over To Tata Group On January 27


As per some officials, the disinvestment of India’s flagship carrier will be done on January 27 and the airline will be handed over to the Tata Group.

With this, the control of Air India will be back to the Tata Group, which won bids to acquire the company at an enterprise value of ₹18000 crores.

Vinod Hejmadi, Air India’s Director of Finance in an email to its employees said that the closing balance sheet was provided on January 24, that is today so that the Tata Group can review it and make necessary changes by Wednesday.

“The disinvestment of Air India is now decided to be on the 27th January 2022. The closing balance sheet as of 20th Jan has to be provided today 24th Jan so that it can be reviewed by Tatas and any changes can be effected on Wednesday.”


Hejmadi in his letter appreciated the employees for their work and sought support from them.

“The next three days will be hectic for our department and I request all of you to give your best in these last three-four days before we get divested. We may have to work late in the night to complete the task given to us. I seek the cooperation of one and all,” he said in the letter.

According to a report by PTI, officials had earlier in the days confirmed the news, and said that Air India is likely to be handed over to the Tatas within this weekend.


After a competitive bidding process, the government had on October 8 last year sold Air India to Talace Private Limited — a subsidiary of the Tata group’s holding company — for Rs 18,000 crore. 

Officials said on Monday that the remaining formalities regarding this deal are expected to be completed in the next few days and the airline will be handed over to the Tata group by the end of this week, PTI said in its report.

As a part of the deal, the Tata group will also be handed over Air India Express and a 50 percent stake in ground handling arm Air India SATS.

Tatas had on October 8 beat the Rs 15,100-crore offer by a consortium led by SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh and the reserve price of Rs 12,906 crore set by the government for the sale of its 100 percent stake in the loss-making carrier.


(With Inputs From PTI)

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