AIR INDIA

  • Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief 6 days ago

    Geneva: Cash-strapped Air India should be run by professionals even if the government partially off-loads its stake to investors to keep it off-the-ground, a top global aviation professional has said. "The Government has to recognise that if it is to privatise Air India, then it has to leave the management of...
  • Air India plane's tyre gets deflated after landing at Jodhpur November 30, 2014

    Jaipur: A tyre of a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Mumbai, with around 100 people onboard, was found deflated after it landed at Jodhpur, following which the flight was briefly stalled. The flight (AI-476) operating on Airbus 319 aircraft on Mumbai-Delhi via Jodhpur route landed safely at Jodhpur airport this afternoon,...
  • Airlines give discounts, enhance capacity for holiday season November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming winter holiday season Indian passenger carriers on Saturday announced discounts and capacity expansion. National passenger carrier Air India announced discounts on its global networks. Calling its discounts the 'global sales' campaign the airline said it will provide discounts on its major international routes in...
  • Smoke detected from Air India flight at Kolkata airport, all 133 passengers safe November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India fight had a closed shave when smoke was detected from the wheels at the Kolkata airport on Saturday. The rear tyres of a Dibrugarh-Kolkata Air India flight deflated when the aircraft was taxying after landing at NSC Bose International Airport. All the 133 passengers were safe and had...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi setting off political buzz November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Setting off speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for New Delhi on an invitation by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief minister abandoned a plan to attend the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to make herself...
  • Air India launches dedicated phones for flight update in fog season November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the fog season, Air India has beefed up its telephone network in four major metros in addition to its all-India toll-free call centre to provide latest status of its flights. The airline has set up dedicated telephone numbers in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, in addition...
  • Air India privatisation not now, says government; AAI, Pawan Hans to be listed on stock market November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday said that Airport Authority of India and Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock market but ruled out the privatisation of Air India as of now. But it can't be ruled out in future and there have been suggestions from...
  • Andhra Speaker misbehaves with Air India crew on-board, gets into a tiff November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao allegedly misbehaved with cabin crew on an Air India flight from Hyderabad to Vijayawada on Wednesday. The scuffle erupted after the crew asked Mr Rao's acquaintance, who was sitting with him in executive class, to return to his seat....
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Mumbai bound Air India flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here this evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said. The pilot first contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after 9 PM and...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 63 lakh seized from passenger November 1, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 2.565 kg of gold worth Rs 63 lakh was on Saturday seized from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport by an Air India Express flight from Doha, Air Customs Intelligence sources said. The passenger belonged to Kozhikode, they said. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 28, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Air India violates DGCA flying duty hours norms for crew October 28, 2014

    In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. ...
  • Air India violates flying norms, puts lives of passengers at risk October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. A month before the Unites States aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that downgraded India...
  • DGCA mulling action against airlines for lapses on pilot test October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is contemplating action against some airlines, including Air India, for not carrying out the mandatory pilot proficiency checks (PPCs) as per the stipulated timeframe. The airlines have to carry out the PPCs every six months but several of them are not conducting these tests on...
  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • Air India to use mobile application to address customer queries October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India launched its mobile app to enable passengers book tickets in a "quick, simple and convenient" manner while on the go and formally opened its account on Twitter. The mobile app, launched by airline CMD Rohit Nandan, would be initially available on the Android platform but would...
  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes October 21, 2014

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 passengers were left stranded at the Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia after an Air India flight was delayed by over 40 hours. The Air India flight slated to take off on October 18 was grounded due to technical snag. A part had to be sent from...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights October 19, 2014

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Air India proposes shift from sale and leaseback October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India is proposing to shift from sale and leaseback to outright purchase of 15 of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered, in a bid to save about USD 225-300 million as part of the turnaround plan. A proposal to this effect has been sent to the government...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume partial services today October 17, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Moving towards greater normalcy, cyclone-devastated city airport would resume operations on Friday with partial resumption of flights and restoration of power supply gathered pace in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh wrecked by Sunday's natural calamity. Power supply had been partially restored in Visakhapatnam district and mobile communication services significantly improved,...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume operations from Friday October 16, 2014

    Vizag: Vizag airport will resume operations from Friday, after sustaining extensive damages in the wake of cyclone Hudhud. The decision to resume operation was taken by the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Bureau Civil Aviation Security in consultation with various airlines. Air India will restart its operations on Friday, with...
  • Neck-deep in loss, Air India spends $6 million to insure 6 grounded planes October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India, which is sitting on a huge debt pile and surviving on the Rs 30,000 - crore government bailout, is allegedly getting even those aircraft, which have not been in operations for some years now, insured at a cost of $6 million in a year. The...
  • Air India to launch direct flight services to Pantnagar October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday said it will launch direct flights from the national capital to Pantnagar, Uttarakhand from October 14. According to the airline, the four-times-a-week service will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a turbo-prop ATR aircraft. In the recent past, Air India has launched...
  • Aviation Minister contradicts Air India, says dummy stun-grenade on plane; probe on October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the early hours. The stun grenade, which had no explosive in it, was found on...