NEW DELHI: Vistara chief industrial officer Vinod Kannan would be the airline’s chief govt officer from January 1, 2022, when present incumbent Leslie Thng strikes again to Singapore Airline (SIA).
Vistara is a full service JV of Tata Group and SIA. The transfer comes at a time when Tatas are seen because the frontrunner for buying Air India and each the hardware and software program of SIA — which is at present not onboard the seemingly AI homecoming to the founder group — will turn out to be useful for working the Maharaja’s fashionable longhauls to distant continents.
Kannan had joined Vistara in June 2019 as chief technique officer and at present heads areas like community planning, income administration, advertising, buyer expertise and cabin service capabilities. He began his profession with SIA in 2001 and has held numerous senior positions within the airline.
Earlier than becoming a member of Vistara, he served as CCO of Scoot, SIA’s price range arm. Holding a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from the Nationwide College of Singapore and College of California, Los Angeles, Kannan has dealt with world community planning and had spent eight years operating operations in Indonesia, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Vistara’s chairman Bhaskar Bhat stated: “Leslie has led the airline by means of a big part, with the beginning of worldwide operations and the entry into service of varied plane together with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Vinod will lead Vistara in its subsequent part of development, constructing on the sturdy basis laid by Leslie. This firm continues to profit from the sturdy dedication of the 2 companions Tata Sons and Singapore Airways to Vistara.”
Leslie Thng, who led Vistara as CEO for over 4 years, will transfer on to take up a senior appointment with SIA from January 1, 2022.
The airline’s board has named Vinod Kannan to succeed Thng efficient January 1, 2022. TATA SIA Airways Restricted, recognized by the model title Vistara, is a 51:49 three way partnership between Tata Sons Restricted and SIA had commented operations in January2015.
It at present has a fleet of 48 plane, together with 37 Airbus A320, three Airbus A321neo, six Boeing 737-800NG, and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane and the community spans throughout India to worldwide locations like Frankfurt, London and Tokyo.