AIR INDIA

  • Air India resumes flights to Nepal 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India resumed its flights to quake-hit Nepal with two services- one each from Delhi and Kolkata - leaving for Kathmandu on Sunday morning. Both the flights left around 7:30 AM with 118 and 45 passengers on board each plane, an Air India spokesperson said. Air India operates...
  • Air India, SpiceJet to operate additional flights to Kathmandu 17 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India will resume its services to Nepal from Sunday and also decided to operate two additional flights from New Delhi and Kolkata to the quake-hit country with relief material and to fly out people stranded there. The two flights which were to be operated on Saturday...
  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold 23 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across several states of India too. The authorities have closed the Kathmandu airport due to the quake. All flight operations in and out of Kathmandu have been suspended...
  • Crew shortage delays Air India flights by 15 hours Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Chicago-bound Air India flight, with 270 passengers onboard, from IGI airport in New Delhi was delayed by a massive 15 hours due to the crew shortage, causing inconvenience to the fliers. This comes two days after one of its flight to Kochi was delayed by three hours after...
  • Pilot holds up Air India flight for three hours for 'dirty' oxygen mask in cockpit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An Air India flight was delayed by three hours after its pilot refused to accept a "dirty" emergency oxygen mask and insisted for a "fresh" one before flying the plane. Air India has initiated a probe into the incident, which took place on Wednesday when its Kochi-bound flight from...
  • Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for VVIP travel April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for using its aircraft for travel of VVIPs. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken up the issue with various ministries regarding the pending amount related to the services of Air India aircraft availed for such VVIP travel. According to official...
  • Air India pilots, crew members unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Air India pilots and crew members are the unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation as they evacuated over 4,000 of its nationals from the war-torn country. Unmindful of their safety, Air India flew into the war zone in Yemen and rescued hundreds of Indians and foreigners. The crew performed an...
  • Air India One develops problem, standby sent to ferry Modi April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India One, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that carried Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi to Berlin after halts in Paris, Toulouse and Hannover, developed engine problems and had to be replaced by another plane. The standby plane, kept in readiness in Mumbai, left early Tuesday morning for Berlin...
  • Air India One develops problem, standby sent to ferry PM Modi April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India One, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that carried Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi to Berlin after halts in Paris, Toulouse and Hannover, developed engine problems and had to be replaced by another plane. The standby plane, kept in readiness in Mumbai, left early this morning for Berlin...
  • New aviation policy will connect India with 'Bharat': Ashok Gajapathi Raju April 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: A new civil aviation policy, which is on the anvil, will facilitate more airlines to connect metros and state capitals with more cities and towns across the country, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Sunday. "We want more airlines to operate across the country, connecting more cities and...
  • India concludes air evacuation operations from Yemen, another 630 citizens rescued April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations from Yemen rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians brought home from the war-ravaged country to over 4,640 besides around 960 nationals from 41 countries. Minister of State for External Affairs VK...
  • Yemen crisis: Number of Indian evacuees reach 4000-mark April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The total number of Indian evacuees from war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday touched 4000-mark with nearly 700 more nationals, including 600 from Sanaa, rescued in three air sorties as government decided to end the air evacuation operation on Wednesday. While 600 were rescued by Air India, over 100 were...
  • Two Air India pilots allegedly fight inside cockpit of Jaipur-Delhi flight, both de-rostered April 6, 2015

    Delhi/Jaipur: In yet another embarrassment for Air India, two pilots aboard a flight from Jaipur to Delhi reportedly fought inside the cockpit. A top official of the airline said that the two pilots had a minor argument and have been de-rostered. Air India has denied that any physical altercation took...
  • Air India to reward pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: State-run Air India plans to reward those pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi, almost 10 months after the Central government came out with a circular on the use of official language in various public departments. Most of the pilots currently make onboard announcements in English. "They should do so...
  • Yemen: 670 more Indians evacuated; nearly 2,300 rescued so far April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Sunday evacuated 670 more nationals, including 488 from Sanaa by three Air India flights, taking the total number of Indians rescued from war-ravaged Yemen to nearly 2,300 after the "largest" evacuation in a day so far from there. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj thanked Air India for...
  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from war-torn Yemen March 30, 2015

    Air India on Monday flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country. ...
  • Air India pilots voice concern over Airbus A320s after recent Germanwings plane crash March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Voicing its concern over the 26-year-old fleet of Airbus A320s in the national carrier Air India, one of its pilots' union has sought grounding of these planes from aviation regulator DGCA. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which represents erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots in the now combined entity...
  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country. 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft took off from Delhi at 7:45 AM for Yemen's capital...
  • No truth in reports claiming hijack scare on Air India flight: Government March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India and aviation authorities on termed as false claims of a security scare onboard a recent Delhi-bound Air India flight from London. Nothing unusual was reported on the flight AI-112, which had departed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 17 for Indira Gandhi International airport, officials said,...
  • PMO seeks performance report from Air India March 20, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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...