Air India, one of India’s prominent airlines, has introduced ‘Project Abhinandan,’ a new initiative aimed at providing passengers with a personalized and hassle-free experience, particularly in managing baggage issues and dealing with missed flights. Under this initiative, Air India has stationed specially trained service assurance officers (SAOs) at 16 major airports across the country to offer on-ground assistance and support to travelers.
On-Ground Assistance Network
The airports where these service assurance officers have been deployed encompass a wide geographical spread, covering Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Varanasi, and Vishakhapatnam. These officers are strategically positioned to assist Air India passengers at various critical points during their journey, including the check-in area, lounges, near boarding gates, during transit, or at the arrival hall.
A Dedicated Team
Air India has recruited and deployed a dedicated team of 100 service assurance officers across these airports. These officers are equipped with specialized training to handle a range of passenger issues effectively, such as missed flights, delayed baggage delivery, and misconnections at airports.
Beyond Cabin Class
One noteworthy aspect of ‘Project Abhinandan’ is that these service assurance officers are available to assist any Air India guest, regardless of their booked cabin class. This ensures that passengers from all segments of the airline’s customer base receive the same high-quality support and assistance.
Complementing Existing Resources
Importantly, these service assurance officers work in tandem with the regular Air India employees and other ground handling agencies’ staff. This collaborative approach is designed to ensure a seamless and efficient passenger experience at the 16 key airports where the initiative has been rolled out.
Air India’s ‘Project Abhinandan’ reflects the airline’s commitment to enhancing passenger satisfaction and streamlining the travel experience. By deploying a dedicated team of service assurance officers, Air India aims to provide passengers with the assurance that their journey will be as smooth as possible, even when they encounter unexpected challenges. This initiative is a testament to Air India’s ongoing efforts to prioritize passenger well-being and convenience in its operations.