Air India

  • Pilots to be empowered to deal with tipsy air travellers 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Tipsy air travellers, beware! Laws are being tightened to empower crew members to restrain anyone from creating ruckus inside an aircraft or even at the airport before boarding a flight. A new rule has been drafted by aviation regulator DGCA formally empowering the pilot-in-command of...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger Yesterday

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in his...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not...
  • J&K floods: Indian carriers airlifted over 35,000 people 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, including Air India, have so far airlifted over 35,000 stranded passengers and flown 114 tonnes of relief materials to the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. While Air India permanently stationed two aircraft to fly out stranded people and patients free of cost from Srinagar and Leh, private airlines...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 5 days ago

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 5 days ago

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  • Air India suspends pilot, ten cabin crew members for indiscipline 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking its crew to task for lack of discipline, Air India on Wednesday suspended a pilot and ten cabin crew members for delaying some recent flights, including an international service, by not reporting for duty on time. The suspensions were carried out after repeated complaints...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping, Modi sign twin city pact for Ahmedabad, Guangzhou 5 days ago

    It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3-day visit to India. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between Ahmedabad and the Guangzhou...
  • Harrowing time for Air India passengers as flight gets delayed for 90 minutes 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a harrowing time for the passengers of a Air India flight on Wednesday as it remained stranded at the Delhi airport for 90 minutes. The passengers of the Delhi-Mumbai flight complained that the air conditioner aboard the plane was not working. Air India, however, denied the claims....
  • J&K floods: Air India sends 21 lifeboats from New York to Srinagar free of cost 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India has transported 21 lifeboats from New York to Srinagar free of cost to aid the ongoing rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. The 21 inflatable boats in a 100 kg consignment were given by "a good samaritan" and flown in the direct New York-Delhi...
  • Government mulls closing some loss-making state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...
  • Air India plane buy: Praful Patel shouldn't shy away from probe, says Subramanian Swamy September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel should have no hesitation in facing an inquiry over the large-scale purchase of aircraft by Air India if his conscience is clear in the matter, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday in light of claims in that regard by ex-CAG Vinod Rai. "There...
  • 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...
  • GoAir refutes allegations of charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Air carrier GoAir has refuted the allegations of charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The airline said that there has been some misunderstanding. In its statement, GoAir said, "There seems to be some misunderstanding. We have, in fact, carried nearly 100 kg excess baggage...
  • GoAir charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit J&K, alleges volunteer September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A volunteer who was travelling to Jammu and Kashmir with medical and relief supplies has alleged that GoAir operators asked him to pay extra for carrying the supplies. He said that the airline was charging for excess baggage. He has claimed that he switched to Indigo as it was...
  • Air India declares free travel for trapped tourists in J&K September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As Kashmir valley remains under flood water, Air India has decided to ferry free of cost tourists trapped in Srinagar while Gujarat and Bihar governments are sending 75,000 food and dry food packets for affected people. Air India's gesture was announced after a meeting of the National Crisis Management...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • 227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in floodravaged Srinagar, officials said on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said in a press release on Monday night that 18 people have returned safely. It said all details have...
  • Air India ChicagoDelhi flight makes emergency landing after low oil pressure warning September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Air India flight AI126 carrying 342 passengers from Chicago to DelhiHyderabad had to make an emergency landing in Toronto after the pilot got a low engine oil pressure warning. Following the warning, the pilot requested to land at the nearest base as per procedure. Fuel also had to be dumped...
  • Man nabbed with gold worth Rs 49 lakh at Ahmedabad airport September 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A domestic passenger was arrested today at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold items, some of them hidden inside his body, worth around Rs 49 lakh, customs officials said. The accused, Avinash Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar in Punjab, was intercepted at the city airport on suspicion....
  • SpiceJet announces tickets for Rs 599, Rs 1999 till September 10 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Saturday launched two new slabs of competitive basic airfare rates, as other Indian carriers extended dates for booking low cost tickets over the past few days. The low oneway base fare tickets of the nofrill carrier can be bought till September ten, costing Rs 599 for...
  • Air India website blocked by few sites in India, abroad August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India's website, which went down two days ago after the airline offered a special fare of Rs 100, was apparently blocked by a few sites in India and abroad for a considerable time. An unprecedented 80,000 hits a minute were recorded from some sites which blocked bookings by...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 28, 2014

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 27, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 27, 2014

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  • News 360: BJP split wide open over allegations against Rajnath, son August 27, 2014

    In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. ...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over customer...
  • Air India website crashes on day 1 of its grand Rs 100perticket sale August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India website on Wednesday crashed on day one of the 5day special discount period. The airline had launched 'Air India Offer', a scheme offering tickets for Rs 100 apart from all applicable taxes. The offer has started from Wednesday. The discount is available only for online booking and...
  • First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs August 27, 2014

    Srinagar: The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia. The 275 pilgrims boarded the Air India flight from Srinagar to Madina at the Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday morning. This year,...
  • AI Dreamliner turns back after windshield crack August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It is raining trouble for Air India's Dreamliner fleet as one of the aircraft was forced to return on Thursday after developing a windshield crack midair on its way to Kolkata. The incident comes a day after a Boeing 787 was grounded in Seoul as a "precautionary" measure for...