Air India

  • Boeing asks Air India not to fly Dreamliners near thunderstorms Yesterday

    New Delhi: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has asked Air India to avoid flying its Dreamliner planes near thunderstorms as it enhanced the risk of icing on engines and the airline has changed its operating procedures accordingly. "Boeing has issued an advisory to Air India to avoid flying the B-787 (Dreamliner) aircraft...
  • Air India staff found smuggling gold Yesterday

    New Delhi: Authorities have found 13 cases of gold smuggling by employees of the national carrier, Air India, over the past three years and the current year, the junior civil aviation minister said on Wednesday. India, the biggest buyer of gold after China, last year imposed a record 10 percent import...
  • Air India resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18. Air India has deployed a B787 Dreamliner aircraft for the Delhi-Moscow-Delhi sector and offered attractive promotional fares, an official release said. The state-run...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • Air India flight was just 25 kms away when missile hit the Malaysian plane July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for Air India flight AI113 (B787) which was merely 25 kilometers away from the ill fated Malaysian airline MH17 when it was shot down at the Ukrainian-Russian border. So far, there have been no reports of any Indians on board the flight. The Ministry...
  • Air India, Jet Airways to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA in the wake of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed on Thursday. The aviation regulator,...
  • Mumbai-bound Air India flight lands safely after bird strike July 14, 2014

    Newark: An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured. Port Authority of New York...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare...
  • Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over. Air India would add about 400 daily flights and over 40 new destinations in India to the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Budget 2014 earmarks Rs 6,500 crore equity infusion for Air India July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allocated Rs 9,474 crore to the Civil Aviation Ministry, out of which an equity infusion of Rs 6,500 crore was earmarked for Air India. Overall, the government has allocated Rs 9,474 crore for the ministry including investments in public...
  • Air India management to meet pilots for unions' integration, salaries July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has called a meeting of its two pilot unions in New Delhi on Monday to discuss various issues, including integration of the unions and salaries, sources said on Sunday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes days before Air India formally gets inducted as the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Iraq crisis: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on...
  • Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur suspended July 4, 2014

    Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks for maintenance work, airline officials said. "I received an email from the Delhi head office intimating that due to some technical reasons Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks after...
  • Air India to add another Dreamliner on Singapore route July 4, 2014

    Singapore: Celebrating its 60th year of flying to Singapore, Air India is adding another Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' aircraft on its Singapore-Chennai-Mumbai sector from next month. "The Indian national carrier has seen a big increase in passengers on its latest aircrafts from Singapore to India," Country Manager Nirbhik Narang said on Friday. "In...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Kochi-New Delhi Air India flight AI- 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after which it...
  • 3 Air India planes on standby for evacuation of Indians in Iraq, Sushma meets envoys June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Sunday kept three planes on standby for evacuation of Indian nationals in strife-torn Iraq even as the Government reviewed the situation in the region at a high-level meeting after which it said the 39 abducted Indians were safe. The government also said that it was in...
  • Air India joins Star Alliance group, revenue likely to rise by 5 per cent June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday announced the alliance of Air India with the Star Alliance group. The government expects that the step would help the ailing national carrier come out of its losses. "This is the biggest alliance in 3 years. We think Air India...
  • Modi to revamp aviation industry, not keen on privatising Air India June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning revamp of the aviation industry. The Civil Aviation Ministry has made several proposals to the Prime Minster during a presentation last week to bring changes to the ministry. Though according to sources, the ministry is not keen on privatising the ailing Air...
  • Windshield of Air India Dreamliner develops cracks June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India's troubles with its Dreamliners seem to be unending with one of these planes, carrying over 200 passengers and crew, suffering a crack on its windshield while flying to Kolkata from. The aircraft, operating flight AI-020, landed safely at Kolkata airport on last evening even after the...
  • Air India sacks 47 cabin crew members on grounds of absenteeism June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a tough stance to ensure discipline, Air India has sacked 47 members of its cabin crew and issued show-cause notices to 20 more on grounds of absenteeism. While all of those sacked are stationed in Mumbai, 17 of those issued the notices for not showing up for...
  • LTC bills scam: CBI examines BSP MP, ex-MP BJD June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its probe into alleged fake travel bills scam, CBI today examined Rajya Sabha MP Brajesh Pathak and former BJD MP Renubala Pradhan in connection with submitting of bills to claim reimbursement from the government coffers. CBI sources said Pathak was asked in details in connection with...
  • Kerala: Gold worth about Rs 36 lakh seized from three passengers June 12, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 1.092 kg of gold valued at approximately Rs 36 lakh has been seized from three passengers who arrived in different flights at nearby Karipur International Airport, customs officials said. They said that 234 grams of gold was seized from a woman passenger who arrived by a Dubai-Calicut Emirates flight...
  • Air India starts maiden service to Italy June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday started its maiden operations to Italy with direct flights on its fleet of newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to the airline, its operations will include flights from Delhi to Rome and Milan on a triangular route with Dreamliner aircraft. The Delhi-Rome-Milan-Delhi flight...
  • Air India plane damaged by catering truck at Newark airport in US June 5, 2014

    An Air India plane was hit by a high lift catering truck at the US' Newark international airport, forcing the airline to ground the aircraft there after it suffered considerable damage. The incident happened last evening when the plane, a Boeing 777-ER (Extended Range), which was operating on Mumbai-Newark route with...
  • Three planes damaged, 21 flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three planes were damaged and 21 flights diverted due to the sudden rain and storm that lashed the national capital here Friday evening, officials said. Airport sources said that three planes, which were parked at the T-3 (terminal 3) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, were damaged. These belonged...