AIR INDIA

  • No violation of safety norm or unfair seat allotment: Air India 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air India on Saturday said its fight safety wing is looking into the issue of a daughter of a senior pilot resting in a bunk, meant only for use of flight crew members, during one of its flights to Newark from Mumbai recently. However, it asserted that the incident...
  • Air India cabin crew complains against pilot for upgrading his son to first class on flight Yesterday

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew association has sent another complaint to the Aviation Ministry against a flight captain who allegedly upgraded his son to first class on a flight. A previous complaint was filed against the official after his daughter took a crew bunk meant for the first officer during...
  • Air India CMD upgrades batchmate to first class; cabin crew seeks action Yesterday

    In a shocking incident of brazen abuse of power, a batchmate of the Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan was upgraded to first class on an international flight. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Air India upgradation row: PMO seeks explanation from Public Enterprises Joint Secretary Ashok Pavadia Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Friday asked for an explanation from the Public Enterprises Joint Secretary Ashok Pavadia on being upgraded to first class on an international Air India flight as an undue favour and abuse of power. According to a letter sent by a whistleblower to the Civil...
  • Brazen abuse of power by Air India CMD, upgrades batchmate to first class; cabin crew seeks action Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident of brazen abuse of power, a batchmate of the Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan was upgraded to first class on an international flight. According to a letter sent by a whistleblower to the Civil Aviation Secretary Som Sundaram on November 1,...
  • Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief December 14, 2014

    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...