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Tag: Air India

Air India could post over Rs 7,600 crore loss in 2018-19, highest so far

New Delhi: In what could make Air India sale an uphill task for the government, the national carrier could report highest-ever loss of over Rs 7,600 crore in financial year 2018-19 on account of low fleet utilization and high fuel prices among others. An official source said the total revenue in the previous fiscal stood […]

Air India letter surfaces to haunt UPA

New Delhi: Amid enquiry into alleged role of a middleman in higher bilateral seat quota with Gulf countries during UPA era, it has now emerged that national carrier Air India had repeatedly warned against such move. Letters written by the airline to Civil Aviation Ministry had claimed that the capacity entitlements on almost all the […]

SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to its fleet

New Delhi: Budget airline SpiceJet on Sunday said it has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft. SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to have 100 aircraft in its fleet, after Air India, IndiGo, and the now grounded Jet Airways. Its fleet now comprises of 68 […]

More Air India flights to Dubai from early June

New Delhi: Seeking to fill the void created by Jet Airways’ suspension of operations and peak summer travel demand, state-run Air India has added capacity on the busy Delhi-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Mumbai sectors. India-Dubai is considered one of the most lucrative sectors as demand is always very high on the route due to high business […]

Air India gets Jet's unused foreign traffic rights

New Delhi: State-run Air India seems to be finally getting its preferential rights in allocation of traffic rights over foreign routes after losing it to private carriers in the previous UPA government. The government has decided to allot it about 5,700 weekly seats out of grounded Jet Airways’ unused quota on the lucrative India-Dubai route. The […]

Air India offers 40 per cent discount on 'tatkal' air tickets

New Delhi: State-run Air India has decided to offer a 40 per cent discount on ‘tatkal’ air tickets on domestic routes. The move is set to help flyers get reasonably-priced tickets for emergency travel. Airlines generally sell last-minute ticket at very high prices. “Generally, an emergency leads to the last-minute demand. Such a traveller is […]

Air India Recruitment 2019: More Vacancy With Salary Over Rs 2 Lakh

Airline Allied Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, has released a recruitment notification for the positions of Co-Pilot. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date of application submission is November 30, 2019. Air India Recruitment 2019 Vacancy Detail Co-Pilot – 10 Posts Gen-04, […]

Air India transfers Rs 20.08 Crore To a bank account 'by mistake'

New Delhi: Public sector Air India’s New York office transferred Rs 20.08 crore to a bank account in Nigeria instead of remitting the sum to a US-based firm Pratt & Whitney for supplying spare parts. The incident is learnt to have taken place in June, 2017 but the airline has failed to get the amount […]

Air India earmarks Rs 500 crore to get grounded aircraft operational

Mumbai: To meet high demand and raise its market, national carrier Air India has earmarked Rs 500 crore to get 19 of its grounded passenger jets back into operations. Currently, the national passenger carrier has 19 aircraft grounded due to various reasons most prominent amongst them being expensive spare parts and engine overhauls. However, an […]

Fani impact: 79 flights cancelled by AAI in northeast

Guwahati: A total of 79 flights were cancelled at different airports in the northeast region due to bad weather, triggered by cyclonic storm Fani, an Airport Authority of India official said here on Saturday. “The devastating effects of cyclone Fani has disrupted flight operations at northeastern regional airports. However, all the airports in NER are […]

Air India operations to normalise by Saturday night

New Delhi/Mumbai: National carrier Air India expects operations to normalise by Saturday night after its flights were delayed due to a software glitch which hindered essential services like check-in, baggage handling and boarding. Accordingly, 155 flights of the airline group operated by Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air were expected to be delayed […]

Air India server crashes, services hit

Mumbai: Flight operations of national carrier, Air India, were hit for over five hours on Saturday after a glitch was reported in its main server. Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani said that the system has been restored but warned of delays as it will take time to normalise the situation. At Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj […]

Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes

New Delhi: Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity. “The average fare level is higher… in the […]

Air India saves time, fuel as Pakistan opens some airspace

New Delhi: With Pakistan opening its airspace partially from Thursday, national passenger carrier Air India has started saving on time and fuel for its US and Europe-bound flights, said an airline official on Saturday. The national carrier re-routed some of its flights which had to take a longer flight path over Mumbai to reach the […]

Drunk man urinates on woman passengers seat in Air India flight
To save costs, Air India to serve Indian food from April 1

New Delhi: In a bid to promote Indian food on its flights, Air India will introduce a new menu that will also serve up a saving for the national carrier. The airline is in talks with fast food vendors like Haldiram and others for this. “On the basis of feedback from the crew, we have […]

EC notice to Railways, Civil Aviation ministries over PM pics on tickets

New Delhi: The Election Commission is learnt to have issued a show cause notice to the Railways and Civil Aviation ministries over the use of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pictures on rail tickets and Air India boarding passes as prima facie it violates the model code of conduct. The code came into force on March […]

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Airfares soar over 100% as airlines cancel flights

New Delhi/Mumbai: Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft. According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 per cent in last minute bookings. “With an […]

Air India to operate 12 international & 40 domestic flights with all-women crew

New Delhi: National carrier Air India will be flying 12 international flights as well as 40-plus domestic flights with an all-women crew on International Women’s Day, the airline said on Thursday. “Air India is set to fly 12 all-women crew flights on its medium and long-haul international routes and over 40 return domestic and short-haul […]

India's air passenger traffic to double in next 20 years: IATA

New Delhi: Global airline association IATA on Wednesday said that it expects the number of passengers flying to, from or within India to double in the next 20 years. The International Air Transport Association said that India is even looking at trebling the passenger numbers by 2037 when some 500 million people are expected to […]

Drunk man urinates on woman passengers seat in Air India flight
Air India asks its crew members to say 'Jai Hind' after every flight announcement

New Delhi: Air India crew will have to say “Jai Hind” after every flight announcement “with much fervour”, said an official advisory of the national carrier on Monday. “With immediate effect, all (crew) are required to announce ‘Jai Hind’ at the end of every announcement after a slight pause and much fervour,” stated the advisory […]

Air India inducts aircraft with Gandhiji's logo

New Delhi: Air India has started flying with the logo of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary later this year. Right now only two aircraft have been painted with the logo of the Father of the Nation on the left side of the fuselage and the rest of its fleet of 163 aircraft […]

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CM Naveen urges PM Modi to introduce AI flights between Jharsuguda & New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct Air India (AI) authorities to begin flight operations between Jharsuguda and New Delhi, thereby connecting it with Bhubaneswar and Delhi. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Patnaik requested for having Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda as a stop-over for […]

Immediately terminate Air India's Kathpalia: Pilots' body

Chennai: The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) has demanded the immediate termination of Air India’s Director (Operations) Arvind Kathpalia from the national carrier’s board calling him a “repeated offender” who endangers passengers lives. In a letter to the Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu, the ICPA said Kathpalia continuing in the top post was “demoralising” […]

Drunk man urinates on woman passengers seat in Air India flight
Drunk Man Urinates On Woman Passenger's Seat In Air India International Flight

New Delhi: An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from the national carrier. The incident took place on August 30 when Air India flight AI 102 was on its way to New Delhi from New […]

Passenger tries to enter AI flight cockpit, detained

New Delhi/Milan: National carrier Air India on Saturday said that its Milan-Delhi flight earlier this week had to return to the Italian city after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit. The incident occurred on Thursday morning. According to the airline, the flight was ferrying over 250 passengers and crew members. “A passenger tried to […]