Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan might be appointed as the brand new Chief Executive Officer, the airline introduced on Tuesday. His appointment might be efficient from January 1, 2022, it added.
After main Vistara for greater than 4 years, present Chief Executive Leslie Thng will transfer on to take up a senior appointment with Singapore Airlines, Vistara additional said.
Mr Kannan joined the airline in June 2019 as Chief Strategy Officer and at the moment heads amongst others Network Planning, Revenue Management, Marketing, Customer Experience and Cabin Service capabilities.
He began his profession with Singapore Airlines in 2001 and has held varied senior positions within the airline. Prior to becoming a member of Vistara, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Scoot the price range airline subsidiary of the Singapore Airlines Group.
Commenting on the change in management, Vistara’s Chairman, Bhaskar Bhat, mentioned, “Leslie has led the airline by way of a major section, 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 section of development, constructing on the sturdy basis laid by Leslie. This Company continues to profit from the sturdy dedication of the 2 companions Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines to Vistara.”
Vistara is a three way partnership of Tata Sons Private Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). Tata Sons holds 51% stake within the partnership and Singapore Airlines owns 49% stake. The firm is registered as TATA SIA Airlines Limited.
Currently, Vistara connects locations throughout India and overseas with a fleet measurement of 48 plane.