Ending suspense over the appointment of Air-India MD, the government said on Friday that Sunil Arora, chairman and managing director of Indian Airlines would assume additional charge of the international airline.
The appointment of Arora comes on the day when Indian Airlines is celebrating its Golden Jubilee.
Arora would take over from J N Gogoi, whose six-month extension as the acting MD, ended on Thursday. Gogoi had joined Air-India in 1969.
Arora's appointment is likely to strengthen synergy between the domestic and international carriers.His appointment assumes significance as both Air-India and Indian Airlines are in the process of expanding their fleet.