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Jatin Das' missing painting returned to Air India

New Delhi: An unknown person returned a painting by eminent artist Jatin Das which was a part of Air India’s collection, sources said on Friday. According to sources, the painting was returned to the airline via a courier addressed to Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani around two weeks back. “We received a […]

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Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India’s stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given,” the minister said at a press briefing after the Union cabinet met here. “The Civil Aviation Ministry’s proposal for formation of a group under the […]

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New Air India flights to connect Bhubaneswar to Kolkata, Hyderabad

Bhubaneswar: Air India announced new flight services connecting Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad today. The to and fro flights will commence services from June 10. The Air India flight AI-779 will fly between Kolkata and Hyderabad via Bhubaneswar. The flight will begin at 9.05 am from Kolkata and reach Bhubaneswar at 10.20 am. It will again […]

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Direct AI flights between Colombo and Varanasi from Aug: Modi

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India’s flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, made the announcement of the beginning of the flights during his address at the inauguration of the International […]

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UDAN will make air travel affordable for many, but not the poor

The average Indian is unlikely to be able to afford a Rs 2,500 flight — 13.8 times the monthly spending on travel (Rs 180) in 2011-2012 — under the government’s new “Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik” (UDAN) programme. Launched on April 27, UDAN will feature flights to underserved smaller towns in which a certain number […]

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UDAN makes air travel accessible to more people: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the UDAN regional connectivity scheme will make air travel accessible to greater number of people across the country. “Looking forward to being in Shimla, where I will flag off the first UDAN flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme, on Shimla-Delhi sector,” Modi tweeted. “UDAN makes air travel accessible […]

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First international flight to take off from Bhubaneswar tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: A milestone awaits the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar as the first international flight from the airport will take off tomorrow. The scheduled flight of AirAsia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia will take off at 11:55 PM tomorrow from Bhubaneswar. In the preliminary stage, the flight will operate 4 days a week. Also […]

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Thailand expects to host 12 lakh tourists from India in 2017

Mumbai:  Thailand, the South Asian country mainly known for its tropical beaches and cuisine, is eyeing 12 lakh travellers from India this year. “We hosted 11.8 lakh tourists from India in 2016. This year looks promising and we are expecting to host 12 lakh travellers from India,” Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Deputy Governor for […]

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Don't wait for 63, fly at 50 pc discount at age of 60 too!

Bhubaneswar:  Sixty-year-old Prahalad Prusty, a retired Government servant from Kendrapara can now increase his frequency to fly as Air India has revised the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounts in air tickets. Official sources said the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets has been revised from 63 years to 60 […]

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Air India revises senior citizen age from 63 to 60

Mumbai: In a major bonanza, the Air India has revised the minimum age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets from existing 63 to 60 years, official sources said. The revised age limit has been implemented with immediate effect for all domestic sectors, just as the summer holiday season rush has begun. As per […]

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IndiGo launches BBSR- Chennai direct flight service

Bhubaneswar: Leading private airliner IndiGo on Wednesday kick-started direct flight service to Chennai from the capital city here. IndiGo’s IGO-756 landed at the Bhubaneswar Airport at 2.10 pm and left for Chennai at 2.50 pm. The airline company would provide the flight service to Chennai regularly, airport sources said. With this, there will be direct […]

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Don’t Allow This Rogue MP To Board An Aircraft Ever Again

By Sandeep Sahu The ugly incident at the New Delhi airport in which Shiv Sena MP from Osmanabad (Maharashtra) Ravindra Gaekwad thrashed a senior Air India (AI) official with his sandals in full view of the crew has had at least one good fall-out. It has revived the call for a ‘no fly’ list of […]

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Direct flight to Kuala Lumpur from Bhubaneswar from March 27

Bhubaneswar: In good news for flyers, direct international flight services will kick start from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar from March 27, informed Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials today. AirAsia launch its services to Kuala Lumpur from Bhubaneswar from March 27 for which the airliner has obtained all necessary clearances. According to AAI […]

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International air cargo operation to resume from Bhubaneswar airport on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar: International air cargo will resume from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on January 27 on the International Customs Day. Briefing media persons after a joint meeting in the office of the Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), here today, Deepak Arora, Commissioner, Customs, Bhubaneswar said for this purpose public notice is already in […]

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International air cargo operation to start from Bhubaneswar airport on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar:  International air cargo will start from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on January 27 on the International Customs Day. Briefing media persons after a joint meeting in the office of the Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), here today, Deepak Arora, Commissioner, Customs, Bhubaneswar said for this purpose, public notice is already in […]

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AI apologises for false report on non-veg Prasad at Sri Mandir

Bhubaneswar: State-run Air India on Saturday apologised for the false report published on its in-flight magazine-Shubh Yatra, saying that non-vegetarian prasad are sold at the Ananda Bazaar of the Sri Mandir in Puri. “#AI apologises for the error. Our intention was not to hurt sentiments. #ShubhYatra magazine copies have been removed with immediate effect,” Air […]

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Bhubaneswar airport to become flight base from October 1

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, the Biju Patnaik International Airport here will begin its flight base operations from October 1. With the launch of this facility, scheduled flights can make a night halt at the airport. The facility is expected to benefit the flyers by making flight services operational till late night and […]

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AI flight makes emergency landing in Bhubaneswar

A Kolkata bound Air India (AI) flight carrying 152 passengers and crew from Bengaluru made an emergency landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here this morning due to a technical snag

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Tathagat demands total ban on Chinese products

New Delhi: BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy on Monday demanded a total ban on sale of Chinese products in the Indian market. Raising the issue during question hour in Lok Sabha, Satpathy said small and medium companies in the country have incurred heavy losses due to the availability of several China made products at a much […]

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BJD MP alleges ‘VIP pressure’ behind flight delay, stages dharna

An AI flight to Bhubaneswar from New Delhi was delayed by eight hours allegedly due to some "VIPs" forcing the govt-owned carrier to reassign aircraft and its crew for Bhopal

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AI passengers stranded at Bhubaneswar airport

AI passengers scheduled to leave the Bhubaneswar airport on Sunday evening for New Delhi have vented their displeasure over the attitude of the airport authorities after they were allegedly kept on tenterhooks about the departure of their flight for several hours yesterday

Air India plane's tyre bursts on landing at Kochi

Kochi: All 161 passengers on board an Air India aircraft, on a Delhi-Kochi flight, had a narrow escape when a tyre of their plane burst on landing at the airport here Thursday, said an airport official. A.C.K. Nair, a top official at the Cochin International Airport Limited, told IANS that the incident occurred at 9.15 […]

AI pilot allegedly assaults ground engineer, de-rostered

The pilot of a Paris-bound Air India flight with 122 passengers on board today allegedly assaulted a ground engineer in Chennai shortly before take off following which he was de-rostered

Air India offers discounted air fare during lean season

New Delhi: Flag carrier Air India Monday launched a special discount offer to attract passengers during the lean season.

SriLankan carrier joins 'oneworld' airlines grouping

SriLankan Airlines on Wednesday became the first carrier in the subcontinent to join global airlines grouping 'oneworld', even as Air India awaits formal entry into Star Alliance