Air India aiming to fill requirements for Star Alliance membership by 2H2010
Air India announced it plans to fulfil the minimum requirements to join to Star Alliance by 2H2010 (The Economic Times, 28-Oct-2009).
Air India: "We have taken longer than others in joining the Star network but there are good reasons for the delay. But we are working very hard to meet the minimum requirements and hope to complete the process by the second half of next year. While we will have completed the non-IT requirements by the end of this year, the technological integration could take at least another nine months. No individual company will alone be able to serve the global traveller in the desired way. This alliance brings together the cultures and flavours of the world in a unique way,” Shirin Lalwani, Executive Director. Source: The Economic Times, 28-Oct-2009.