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Indian Airlines to be called 'Indian' now

December 07, 2005

Indian Airlines' -- now renamed Indian -- new Airbus A-319 aircraft arrives at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday. IA plans to buy 43 aircraft, including A-319s, A-320s and A-321s from European major Airbus Industries. Photogprah: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty ImagesThe government-owned Indian Airlines has acquired a new corporate identity and a new name as well.

It will now be called ''Indian.' The word 'Airlines' has been dropped and will hopefully shed its somewhat stodgy image.

Passengers will be greeted by a transformed attitude which will reflect its new ethos.

As its mint-fresh leased Airbus A319 arrived from Hamburg today, IA changed its name, motif and colours to be more contemporary.

The standard livery will be altered next year to enhance the look and feel of aircraft interiors. And the uniforms too will be different.

The rebranding, arrival of new planes on lease and acquisition of 43 new aircraft are all timed for initial public offering of partial stock sale early next year.

"Indian is the backbone of Indian aviation and bracing up for increasing competition," said Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. -- UNI

(Above) Indian Airlines' -- now renamed Indian -- new Airbus A-319 arrives at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday. IA plans to buy 43 aircraft, including A-319s, A-320s and A-321s from the European major Airbus Industries.

Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images



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Sub: Changing of Name don't change the intellect

Congrats on changing the name and color, it looks quite exciting but it would have been excellent that IA officials would have focussed on changing ...


Posted by Praval





Sub: IA to be called Indian

Dear Sir, It is nice to see new logo and name but unfortunately it going to be run by the same OLD crowd. Last time ...


Posted by Mylai S Prabhakar





Sub: Indian Airlines name change

Not a very imaginative idea. British Airways changed its Display name to British long back.


Posted by Abhijit





Sub: Inspired by Bank of Baroda ??

It seems that the Minister has been inspired by the Bank of Baroda logo change. Lets see how much of public money is spent for ...


Posted by Aravind





Sub: INDIAN

Naam main kya rakha hai. Please give good service. Take care of your passengers. Be on time. Thats what we look at. Prem P Malhotra ...


Posted by Prem P Malhotra




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