Indian Airlines

  • Ministry asks airlines to limit number of 'privileged' seats 17-05-2013 08:58 PM

    New Delhi: Airlines in India have agreed not to charge extra for seats after top officials of all airlines met at the Civil Aviation Ministry in New Delhi on Friday. Earlier, airlines had said they will charge extra if passengers wanted to book seats in advance. However, now they say...
  • 1981 AI hijack: Two move court for trial stay 11-12-2012 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Two alleged Sikh militants, sent back to India in 2000 after serving a life term in Pakistan for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981, have moved a Delhi court seeking stay of a fresh trial against them here for the same offence. The two,...
  • Flight fares to remain high on strong demand 27-12-2011 01:28 PM

    Dubai: Despite Gulf and Indian air carriers increasing capacity and flights between the two regions, fares are unlikely to come down while demand for seats remains high, according to a survey. As per the new Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey, 2011, released here by Arabian Business weekly magazine, India was...
  • 'Foreign airlines can erode Indian airlines' share' 19-11-2011 08:29 AM

    Saroj Datta Age: 75 Career: He has been with the Jet Airways group since 1991. Prior to that was with Kuwait Airways and Air India Interests: Listening to Hindustani classical music, jazz, reading crime fiction and translations of Bengali classics Q You has spent two decades building India's largest airline....
  • More trouble for AI, 101 pilots threaten to quit 31-10-2011 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: There is more trouble likely for the Air India management as it braces itself for one more round of unrest from the pilots. Over a hundred pilots have threatened to resign in protest against the management as some of them have not been given a chance to fly...
  • Buying planes collective decision of Govt: Ravi 08-09-2011 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday night said the Government's decision to acquire 111 aircraft for Air India, which came in for severe criticism from CAG, was a collective one to strengthen the national carrier. He said there was no question of taking any hasty decision and...
  • CAG calls AI buying aircraft a 'huge waste' 08-09-2011 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Air India has come down heavily on the Civil Aviation Ministry while terming the acquisition of aircraft by the airline as "risky" and a "huge waste". The report, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, also called the merger of Air India...
  • Man held in Chile not IC-814 hijacker: Reports 13-04-2011 05:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan media said on Wednesday that the man held in Chile is not the 1999 Indian Airlines IC-814 Kandahar hijacking suspect. Reports quoting Pakistan police said that Mufti Abdul Rauf, named as the conspirator in CBI chargesheet, is in Rawalpindi. The reports have also called it an ugly Indian...
  • At Air India, the New Order Changeth 16-03-2011 12:03 PM

    When Austrian Gustav Baldauf, a former pilot with 14,000 hours of flying experience, took over as chief operating officer at Air India in the troubled times of 2008, many thought it was the turning point that the beleaguered airline had been waiting for. Its day-to-day operations needed as much fixing...
  • Canada bars entry of 1984 IA hijacker 24-02-2011 06:19 PM

    Toronto: Canada has refused to re-admit the mastermind of the 1984 Indian Airline hijacking who was deported to India last year. Parminder Singh Saini, 47, who was the leader of five Sikh militants who hijacked the Srinagar-Delhi flight to Lahore July 6, 1984, had filed a plea in a federal...
  • AI pilots threaten strike, demand salary hike 08-02-2011 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: May 2010. Passengers stranded at airports across the country when 1500 Air India employees went on strike. This could happen yet again, very soon. About 800 pilots of what used to be called Indian Airlines say they're getting a raw deal. They want the same money that their...
  • Egypt crisis worsens: Indians to be airlifted 30-01-2011 06:53 AM

    Cairo: There is a huge concern for Indians in Egypt as the mayhem continued. Air India will begin evacuation flights from Cairo on Sunday. 290 members of embassy officials families likely to return on February 1. Most international flights are cancelled, only flights from gulf regions have been operating. Hundreds...
  • Domestic airlines begin displaying route fare 07-12-2010 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: Complying with the directives of DGCA, domestic airlines on Tuesday said they have started publishing different fare levels for each route from Tuesday. DGCA had on Monday directed all Indian carriers to show route-wise and date-wise airfares on their websites by Wednesday evening and ensure transparency so that...
  • DGCA starts fly on time regime for metros 20-07-2010 10:34 PM

    Check-in counters at six metros to shut 40 minutes before departure time. Boarding gates to shut 15 mns before departure time. ...
  • Canada deports '84 IA hijacker to India 27-01-2010 11:17 AM

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  • Watch: Warring factions in Air India pilots stir 30-09-2009 03:46 AM

    With both sides presenting figures and sides, the fight just goes on and on. ...