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Old Mar 28, 07, 8:38 pm
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Air Indian

Blending the names of India's state-owned domestic and international carriers, Indian and Air-India, respectively, the government is planning to brand the merged entity as "Air Indian".

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I like the "Maharaja" as the logo. I would have preferred Indian's logo (Ashok Chakra) though. I have never liked Air India's Centaur logo.
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Old Mar 29, 07, 12:08 am
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"Air Indian"? Does FT have a "puke" icon?
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Originally Posted by Savage25 View Post
"Air Indian"? Does FT have a "puke" icon?
Puke-worthy indeed.
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Old Mar 29, 07, 1:43 am
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I guess they want to be politically correct by not using the names of its predecessors.. like Air India or Indian Airlines..

But still, couldn't they have used something that sounds nicer?

Like INDIAN AIR, or INDIAN AIRWAYS or INDIAN AIRLINES , or how about just INDIA on its fuselage?
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
how about just INDIA on its fuselage?
nice...I like that one.
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Originally Posted by wask View Post
Blending the names of India's state-owned domestic and international carriers, Indian and Air-India, respectively, the government is planning to brand the merged entity as "Air Indian".
So if you've booked a ticket on that airline, would it be an Indian reservation?
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Originally Posted by Savage25 View Post
"Air Indian"? Does FT have a "puke" icon?
BHLLLUUUAAAHH!! (Since we dont have a puke icon)

Seriously, are they not going talk to anyone with some knowledge of brand image / product name?

Maybe they should do a poll on FT for some names!
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Old Apr 5, 07, 6:28 pm
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Air India will be the new name

Looks like someone at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India reads FlyerTalk. "Air India" will be the new name of the merged entity. Looks like the Maharaja will be retained as the mascot, but the merged entity might sport a new logo. Here are some links. Link 1, Link 2 (link may contain pop-ups)
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Good that they retained Air India as the name. Air Indian sounded like crap.
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Old Apr 14, 07, 3:59 am
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I hope they get new planes if not a new name. That is the starting point o rebuild this once great airline.
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Old Apr 14, 07, 7:56 pm
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We all know AI and IC have more than 100 jets on order. They have just started receiving them. Lets hope the new AI will put these jets to good use, get rid of all those oldies and most importantly improve the on-time performance and cabin service.
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We all know AI and IC have more than 100 jets on order. They have just started receiving them. Lets hope the new AI will put these jets to good use, get rid of all those oldies and most importantly improve the on-time performance and cabin service.
AI had 3 jets fail in various ways a few days ago out or/into DEL....nose gear, other issues....these were all old, leased aircraft...
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Old May 11, 07, 11:11 am
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Air India official announcement

Air India will be the name of the merged entity that will emerge after the amalgamation of the two State owned carriers, Air India and Indian Airlines, Civil aviation minister Praful Patel has said. The merged carrier will be operational by July 15.
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