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Restore flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru: CM writes to Civil Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to restore Air India’s flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport  to Bangkok and Bengaluru. The flight service provider, on July 17 had suddenly announced suspension of the flights from the Bhubaneswar Airport from July 16 till October 3 without citing any […]

Air India suspends Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight service

Bhubaneswar: Air India has suspended its operations to Bangkok from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) from July 16 till October 3. Moreover, Air India has also suspended its flight operations to Bengaluru from Bhubaneswar. Even as the exact reason behind the suspension of the services is yet to be ascertained, it is believed to be […]

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Air India flights delayed due to technical glitch

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India’s operations were impacted on Saturday afternoon as a technical glitch delayed many domestic and international flights. The technical fault in the “back-end server” impacted 13 flights, an airline official told IANS. According to the official, the technical glitch “broke a link between the reservation and the check-in system”, […]

Air India launches 'Maharaja Direct'

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday launched ‘Maharaja Direct’, a whole new experience for Air India’s business and first-class passengers on long-haul international flights with revamped products and services. The latest makeover exercise involves ‘Maharaja’ business class seats with an upgraded ambience and upholstery besides variety cuisines and new uniforms for the […]

Air India revises excess baggage rate

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India announced it has revised the applicable Excess Baggage Rate (EBR) on domestic sectors effective Monday. According to a circular, the airline revised its EBR to Rs 500 plus applicable GST per kg on all travel commencing on or after June 11 from an earlier Rs 400 per kg, […]

With no takers, Air India's divestment plan nosedives

New Delhi: The central government’s plan to divest a majority stake in the national passenger carrier Air India seems to have run into trouble, as no bids were received for the cash-strapped airline. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, “no response” was received till 5 p.m. on Thursday which was the extended submission deadline […]

Air India flight makes emergency landing in Delhi

New Delhi: A Srinagar-bound Air India flight with 180 passengers developed a snag mid-air and made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport, police said. All passengers are safe. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia, the incident occurred around 10.30 a.m. “Air India Flight 825, from New Delhi to Srinagar, returned to IGIA […]

Air India's Twitter glitch: probe launched

New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Thursday said that it has “restored” its official Twitter handle after it was hacked. According to a senior airline official, Air India has commenced its investigation into the matter. “The official Twitter handle has been restored (after it was hacked). We have commenced our investigation into the matter,” the […]

Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia for Israel: Netanyahu

Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Saudi Arabia has given Air India approval to use its airspace for flights between Israel and India. Netanyahu made the announcement during a briefing in Washington on Monday after meeting US President Donald Trump, the Times of Israel reported. “Air India signed an agreement to fly […]

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Air India stake sale: Govt mulls absorbing employees in PSUs

New Delhi: The government is exploring options of absorbing Air India employees in public sector enterprises and voluntary retirement package as it moves ahead with the airline’s disinvestment amid stiff opposition from worker unions, sources said. While foreign direct investment of up to 49 per cent has been allowed in the debt-laden carrier, efforts are […]

Cabinet approves 100% FDI in retail, construction

New Delhi: In major changes liberalising foreign direct investment in key sectors, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 per cent foreign investment in single brand retail trading (SBRT) and construction development and decided to open up Air India for FDI up to 49 per cent. Besides, the government also decided that foreign institution investors and […]

Air India recruitment: Apply for mulitiple posts before Jan 3  

New Delhi: Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, has invited applications from Indian nationals for filling up of multiple positions in the national carrier. Interested and eligible candidates are advised to log on to the career page of the Air India’s official website www.airindia.in, download and fill in the application form and send […]

Air India's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok direct flight flagged off

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off national carrier Air India’s maiden flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok at Biju Patnaik International Airport today. Air India’s new flight is the second direct international service from the Odisha capital. The airline operated a 162-seater Airbus A 320 neo aircraft on its inaugural flight from Bhubaneswar […]

Direct Air India flight to Bangkok from Bhubaneswar starting Dec 10

Bhubaneswar: Air India will start direct flight service to Bangkok from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here with effective from December 10. In a tweet, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, the Air India direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok will make Odisha the new gateway to the East. “Bolstering Odisha’s position as new gateway to […]

Former Air India ED booked for stealing Jatin Das painting

New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against a former executive director of Air India for allegedly stealing a painting by renowned artist Jatin Das which was part of the airline’s collection, police said. The FIR follows an internal inquiry by Air India, which found Rohita Jaidka and other unidentified persons stole the painting between […]

Air India tenders for $555 mn loan to buy 3 Boeing planes

New Delhi: Air India plans to raise $555 million through bridge loans to buy three Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery early next year, as per a tender document floated by the national carrier. The bids for the bridge financing, to be guaranteed by the government, close on November 1. “Air India invites offers from banks/financial […]

PNB, IndusInd Bank to provide AI with over Rs 3,000 cr loans

New Delhi: Banking majors Punjab National Bank and IndusInd Bank have won the bid to provide national passenger carrier Air India with over Rs 3,000 crore government guarantee backed “Short Term Loans” (STLs). According to highly placed sources, the two banks will provide the STL to the airline. “These two banks (PNB and IndusInd Bank) have […]

AI Chief implores employees to maintain personal fitness

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Monday asked its employees to maintain personal fitness levels and improve airline’s on-time performance (OTP). According to Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, “alertness and responsive” levels of employees is crucial in the airline industry. “This is an industry where many facets of customer service have […]

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Stranded SpiceJet aircraft retrieved after 23 hrs

Mumbai: After nearly 23 hrs an Air India technical team managed to retrieve a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft which was stuck in the mud at Mumbai Airport late on Tuesday, an official said here late on Wednesday. The aircraft had skidded off the main runway while landing and got stuck in the soft wet mud, […]

Air India plane hits a truck at IGI

New Delhi: An Air India plane hit a truck carrying a ground cooling unit at the international airport here as it was taxiing towards a parking bay. There were 114 passengers onboard the Airbus 319. No one sustained any injuries in the incident, an airline source said. Around 9.45 pm yesterday, after Air India’s Vadodara […]

Air India flies non-stop from Delhi to Copenhagen

New Delhi/Copenhagen: National passenger carrier Air India on Saturday launched its non-stop flight service from New Delhi to Copenhagen. The new service is Air India’s third non-stop flight launched this year. Earlier, the airline had launched its services from New Delhi to Washington and New Delhi to Stockholm. Commenting on the launch of the new […]

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Government invites bids for advisers on AI's divestment

New Delhi: The government on Thursday invited bids from firms to appoint advisers to aide in the divestment of national passenger carrier Air India. According to two separate notices on the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management’s website, the proposal for advisers have been invited to guide the government on financial and legal issues […]

AI seeks STL worth over Rs 3,000 crore

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India has invited bids from banks for Rs 3,250 crore government guarantee backed “Short Term Loans” (STLs). The airline has called for financial bids by September 19. “Air India is looking for Government Guarantee backed INR STLs totaling upto Rs 3,250 crore in the first phase to meet its […]

Srinagar-Jammu flight develops mid-air technical snag

Srinagar: An Air India Srinagar-Jammu flight developed a mid-air technical snag on Saturday, forcing the pilot to return to Srinagar. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was on board when the Srinagar-Jammu flight developed the snag immediately after it took off from Srinagar International Airport on Saturday. Airport authorities said the flight returned to Srinagar and landed […]

Air India chief takes over as new Railway Board head

New Delhi: Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was today appointed chairman of the Railway Board, after incumbent A K Mital resigned following two recent train accidents, officials said. The announcement by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet came hours after Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu indicated he had offered his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra […]