Campbell Wilson, head of Singapore Airlines,'s bugest carrier Scoot, on Thursday was appointed as the new CEO and MD of the Air India.

New Zealand-born Wilson, will step down from his current role on June 15.

Wilson's appoitnment as the new boss of Air India comes after Turkey's Ilker Ayci turned down the offer

Ayci was working for Turkey Airlines and have close links with President Recept Tayyip Erdogan.

The appointment of a foreign national as CEO of an airline in India requires government clearance before it can proceed.

Tata Sons completed its purchase of the previously state-owned Indian  national carrier in January and has been searching for an executive to  lead a major turnaround plan.