No Air India is not going to shut by October this year; here's the truth behind the viral letter

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Indian carrier, Air India, is going through a crisis and in the wake of this, a letter is making rounds on social media which claims to be a ‘Staff Notification’ stating that the Airline will be shutting from October 1st, 2018.
“The Supreme Court of India has decided that Air India Limited would be permanently shut down by 1.10.2018,” the letter read.

The notification dated August 25 said the airlines would be shut down this year. It had further asked employees to search for other jobs, causing panic and confusion.

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FACT CHECK

Well, the claims made in the letter are fake as Air India dismissed the claims that the airlines would be shut down by October this year, calling it a “false propaganda” hatched by “anti-nationals”.
In a tweet, Air India said the “fake message masquerading as notification” was false.


“This is absolutely incorrect and false propaganda hatched with a malicious intent to create confusion and destabilise Air India just when our performance graph is rising,” the release read.
It added that such hoax messages should be ignored and strict legal action was being planned against perpetrators of such “anti-national” acts.

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