AIR INDIA

  • PMO seeks performance report from Air India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Concerned over the overall health of Air India, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked the national carrier to submit a detailed performance report on its losses, profitability and revival plan. The state-run airline, however, termed these queries as "routine" and a senior official on Friday said that a...
  • DGCA pulls up Air India for compromising with passengers' safety 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Pulling up Air India, the Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the national carrier asking it to stop operating with mimimum crew. The action comes after it was highlighted how the national carrier was compromising with flight safety norms by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable. This as...
  • Importance of people is only realised after they are dead: Maneck Dalal March 18, 2015

    Former Air India executive Maneck Dalal in an interview with CNN-IBN talks about his meeting with Mahatama Gandhi and JD Tata. ...
  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 years: Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 10, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Air India yet to finalise executive pilots' draft pay structure: Government March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A committee of Air India is yet to finalise the draft salary structure for its executive pilots, even though it has received a feedback from the group concerned, the government said on Tuesday. Air India had invited representatives of executive pilots to ascertain their views on the draft...
  • News 360: Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill March 10, 2015

    The contentious Land Acquisition Bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government. ...
  • 300-odd passengers of Air India face harrowing time, made to wait for 15 hours March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: About 300 passengers of an Air India Delhi to Mumbai flight had a harrowing experiencing when they were made to wait all night at the Delhi airport because of incessant delays in the intervening night of March 8 and 9. Worse, according to passengers, there was only one person...
  • Air India operates four 'all women crew' flights on Women's Day March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: To mark International Women's Day, national carrier Air India on Sunday operated four 'all-women crew' flights to international and domestic destinations, with one flown by two pilots who were also part of the maiden such feat in the world way back in 1985. Air India was the first carrier...
  • SBI to snap up four posh Air India flats in Mumbai for Rs 90 crore March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Cash-starved national carrier Air India is set to seal a real estate deal with State Bank of India, which has "in principle" agreed to acquire four of its posh residential properties in south Mumbai for Rs 90 crore. The airline had been scouting for a buyer for its four...
  • Air India to hire PR firm for image make-over March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: With frequent delays and cancellations of flights denting its reputation, national carrier Air India has planned to engage an image make-over firm to regain the customers' confidence. The airline recently floated tenders, inviting technical and commercial bids from interested PR firms. March 30 is the last date for...
  • No 'suitable' candidate to head Air India from August: Government March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday failed to find a "suitable" candidate to head the loss-making national carrier Air India, whose chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan is on a 10-months extension, which expires in August this year. Public Enterprises Selection Board, which conducted interviews for selecting a new CMD for the...
  • Air India receives 19th Dreamliner March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: State-run carrier Air India on Monday said that it has taken the delivery of its 19th Dreamliner aircraft and plans to induct one more this month. The aircraft, which was delivered to the carrier last week, would cater to the Delhi-Cochin-Dubai route of Air India, a release said. As...
  • Air India pilots union oppose hiring of commanders on contract March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India pilots' on Sunday opposed the hiring of commanders on contractual basis from open market for the national carrier's Airbus A320 fleet when a good number of regular co-pilots were awaiting to go up the ladder. The union of Air India pilots, Indian Commercial Pilot's Association (ICPA) also...
  • Union budget: Air travel becomes costly, Air India to get Rs 2500 crore February 28, 2015

    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' February 23, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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 February 21, 2015

    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

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 11, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...