AIR INDIA EXPRESS

  • Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said on Sunday. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: AI Express flight returns after technical snag August 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India Express flight to Dubai with 186 passengers on board returned to the airport here tonight after engine trouble was detected, airport sources said. All passengers and crew are safe, they said. They said the aircraft was scheduled to take off at 1630 hrs but left only at...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Dohabound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of nonavailability 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...
  • 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 DubaiCalicut Emirates flight...
  • Kochi: 3hour flight delay due to non functioning toilets November 28, 2012

    Kochi: An Air India Express KochiAbu Dhabi flight was delayed by three hours on Wednesday evening after three toilets were found non functional. All 133 passengers and six crew had boarded the flight when it was found the three toilets were not functioning, AIE sources said. Technicians were immediately called in...
  • Air India Express to hire 40 expat commanders April 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Air India Express, the lowcost international arm of Air India, plans to hire around 40 expat commanders including instructors and examiners following the implementation of the new flight and duty time limitation and rest requirements. The hiring has been necessitated due to a new Civil...
  • After Kingfisher, AI, DGCA raps other carriers January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA, which came down heavily on Kingfisher and Air India Express for ignoring safety requirements, has also found serious lapses on part of other carriers on major counts. Airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, GoAir, Alliance Air and JetLite have been rapped for issues like nonreporting...
  • Pilots' stir: 7 flights of AI Express cancelled November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Seven flights of Air India Express were cancelled with about 12 pilots of Air India's budget carrier reporting sick as negotiations between a section of pilots and the management over career progression continued through the day on Tuesday. However, not a single flight of the parent airline was disrupted,...
  • AI Express looking to hire exIAF pilots August 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Air India Express, the nofrills international arm of debtladen Air India, has said it would soon ink an agreement with the Air Force to train the pilots, besides netting the early IAF retirees into the airline as it struggles to get quality senior pilots. "As we continue to face severe...
  • Report blames pilot error for Mangalore air crash November 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The final report on the crash of the Air India Express plane at Mangalore airport, in which 158 people were killed, has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry. Civil aviation sources have told CNNIBN that the crash was caused by pilot error. Sources say the report claims pilot...
  • Mangalore crash: Victims' income to decide payout September 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Four months after countrys worst aviation disaster in a decade that killed 158 people onboard, the families of the victims of Air India Express 812 find themselves in the midst of a battle for compensation. Crash victims allege Air India and the Relianceled insurance consortium are putting pressure...
  • Tragedy averted, AI plane lost altitude rapidly May 31, 2010

    New Delhi: Passengers of Air India Express DubaiPune flight IX212 had a providential escape on May 24 when the aircraft started losing altitude at the rate of 2000 feet per minute. The auto pilot of the plane got disengaged in the absence of Commander Anupam Tiwari, who was in the toilet...
  • Mangalore crash: 22 bodies still unidentified May 24, 2010

    Mangalore: It has been more than two days since the Air India Express flight IX812 crashed after overshooting Mangalore's Bajpe airport killing 158 people. But the bodies of 22 victims are yet to be identified. Authorities say DNA test results will take more than a week to come, which means the...