The Supreme Court on Monday said that while private airlines were prospering, Air India was running into losses and wondered who should be held accountable for the mess inflicting the national carrier.
“While private airlines are prospering, Air India is going into red. Who should be held responsible for Air India mess? There are so many stories going around,” observed a bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri and Justice R. Banumathi.
The court’s observation came in the course of the hearing of a plea by Air India against the Himachal Pradesh High Court’s December 7 order asking it to commence flights on trial basis connecting Shimla with Delhi by air.