AIR INDIA

  • Union budget: Air travel becomes costly, Air India to get Rs 2500 crore 6 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: First and business class air travellers would find flying costlier from the next fiscal with an almost 2 per cent hike in service tax rate proposed in the general budget, which also earmarked Rs 2,500 crore for ailing Air India in 2015-16. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday...
  • Air India flight delayed as Congress MP goes 'shopping' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: An Air India flight to Hyderabad from Delhi, with a Union Minister and Supreme Court judge onboard, was held up for 45 minutes in New Delhi after a senior Congress leader from Telangana did not turn up for boarding at the scheduled time as she was allegedly busy...
  • Air India's New Delhi-Rajkot flight to operate from today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India said it will connect New Delhi to Rajkot from Monday. The airline said it will deploy its new 70-seater ATR-72-600 aircraft on the route and will operate flights six days a week except Wednesday. According to the airline, Rajkot will be connected directly to...
  • Top Industry leader Deepak Parekh suggests large PSU divestments, wants pro-growth Budget 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Pitching for disinvestment in public sector behemoths like LIC, Air India and BSNL, top industry leader Deepak Parekh has said it can unlock huge funds worth "lakhs of crores of rupees" and shares should be given to retail investors without depending on the overseas entities. However, one of the major...
  • Air India, IndiGo flyers worst hit by flight delays in January, says DGCA 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Passengers of Air India and no-frill carrier IndiGo, which has best on-time performance record among the domestic airliners, were most affected due to delays of flights by over two hours in January, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data. The number of Air India passengers affected due...
  • CAG allegations, Air India controversy now 'dead and buried': Praful Patel 1 week ago

    Panaji: NCP leader and former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday said the controversy over his role in the downfall of national carrier Air India, as alleged by former CAG Vinod Rai, was now "dead and buried". "Why are we discussing all these useless things? Those people are...
  • Air India takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirment on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier. "Air India, which is facing acute shortage of cabin crew, declares one...
  • Air India plane with 194 on board tail-strikes in Mumbai, two pilots de-rostered February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 194 people including seven crew members on board an Air India flight from Mangalore had a lucky escape after the long tail portion of the aircraft scraped the runway during touchdown at the Mumbai Airport. Confirming the incident, which occurred on February 15, an Air India...
  • Watch: This video shows how unhelpful the Air India staff was while dealing with the passengers who had arrived 5 minutes late February 16, 2015

    Air India, one of India's leading airlines, shocked everyone when they refused to let passengers in, who came 55 minutes early instead of 60 minutes.The staff behaved in an absolutely insensitive manner with the passengers and refused to let them enter. As per the passengers, they had received Goibibo's SMS...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 11, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 11, 2015

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  • News 360: Nitish Kumar wants floor test, knocks President's door February 11, 2015

    Amid political standoff in Bihar, former chief minister Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey the support of 130 MLAs and urged him to advise the state Governor to take an immediate decision claiming that any delay will pollute the atmosphere in...
  • Cut salaries of staff responsible for flight delays: Government tells Air India February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With employees found responsible for up to 15 per cent of Air India's flight delays, the airline has been directed by the government to penalise them by cutting salaries in a bid to fix accountability. The state-owned airline, meanwhile, said that it is...
  • DGCA suspends 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday suspended 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test. According to the rules, the breath analyser test is mandatory after operating a flight. The Air India in-flight doctor was not available which is why the test...
  • Air India to cut costs by 14 billion rupees to reduce losses January 19, 2015

    India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. ...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • Air India crew likely to be questioned in Sunanda Pushkar death case January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India crew, which flew Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar two days before the latter's death, is likely to be questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The couple had a tiff on the flight on January 15. Delhi Police officials are getting crew details and passenger list for...
  • After Air India, now Jet Airways, IndiGo join low-fare war; offer hefty discounts January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Private airlines Jet Airways and IndiGo on Tuesday joined the race for low-fares, offering their customers hefty discounts, after Air India rolled out a similar offer to challenge Vistara, the latest full-service entrant in the domestic market. Incidentally, the domestic operators are engaged in a fare war at...
  • Air India offers limited period, reduces fares by upto 50 per cent for domestic flights January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday reduced its fares by upto 50 per cent for all its domestic flights, three days after Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara commenced its flight services in the country and hinted that it was ready to take on the competition from the peers. The state-run...
  • SpiceJet says did not receive any credit from oil companies January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Beleaguered airline SpiceJet said it has received no credit from oil companies, even as it scotched speculation about having failed to submit any revival plan. "... there was no revival plan due for submission today," SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor said late in a statement. The airline also said...
  • Threat caller to Air India office remanded to judicial custody January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A city court on Monday remanded Prasanta Biswas, arrested for allegedly making a threat call to the city office of Air India that one of its planes will be hijacked, to judicial custody till January nine. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate II Deepto Ghosh rejected the bail plea of Biswas and...
  • Police probe threat call to Air India, security beefed after Kandahar-style hijack threat January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: After an Intelligence Bureau alert warning of a Kandahar-style hijack bid on the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan, Special Task Force and detective department of the Kolkata Police on Sunday launched an investigation while security has been beefed up at the NSC Bose International Airport in...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and the...
  • Air India Kolkata office receives threat call January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A threat phone call was made to the city's Air India office on Saturday evening and a complaint was lodged with the police. An Air India spokesperson said the call was received by its officials at the city booking office at around 5:40 PM and a complaint was subsequently lodged...
  • No violation of safety norm or unfair seat allotment: Air India December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Saturday said its fight safety wing is looking into the issue of a daughter of a senior pilot resting in a bunk, meant only for use of flight crew members, during one of its flights to Newark from Mumbai recently. However, it asserted that the incident...
  • Air India cabin crew complains against pilot for upgrading his son to first class on flight December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew association has sent another complaint to the Aviation Ministry against a flight captain who allegedly upgraded his son to first class on a flight. A previous complaint was filed against the official after his daughter took a crew bunk meant for the first officer during...
  • Air India CMD upgrades batchmate to first class; cabin crew seeks action December 26, 2014

    In a shocking incident of brazen abuse of power, a batchmate of the Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan was upgraded to first class on an international flight. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 26, 2014

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  • Air India upgradation row: PMO seeks explanation from Public Enterprises Joint Secretary Ashok Pavadia December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Friday asked for an explanation from the Public Enterprises Joint Secretary Ashok Pavadia on being upgraded to first class on an international Air India flight as an undue favour and abuse of power. According to a letter sent by a whistleblower to the Civil...