Air India-Vistara Merger Analysis

  • merger subjected to approval of authorities by March 2024
  • Air India’s name will be retained and presence in major cities can show huge growth
  • Domestic market has 70.1 million departing seats this winter and Air India and Vistara’s combined share would be 17%. IndiGo still holds 56% share.
  • Better opportunities at major metro-level routes as Air India’s capacity share between those cities would grow by 140%: from 2.0 million to 4.8 million
  • Vistara’s primary role is to assist Air India in expanding metro route presence
  • IndiGo continues to be top in international departing seats bagging 2.3 million pax while Air India holds only 1.8 million

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