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New Delhi: In a major boost to its cost saving efforts, Air India has managed to bring down the number of employees per aircraft by almost two-thirds to 108 compared to 300 more than two years ago

The state-owned airline’s aircraft-employee ratio stood at 1:108 in September, in turn helping it to significantly save on costs, sources said.

This figure translates to 108 employees for every aircraft of Air India, which has fleet of more than 100 planes. The airline has little over 20,000 employees.
The latest ratio — a key performance indicator — brings the airline almost at par with some of the global competitors including the likes of Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, they added.

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