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Air India plane makes emergency landing in Bangalore after bomb scare

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:08

A Delhi-bound Air India plane from Kochi, with 156 passengers and eight crew onboard, made an emergency landing at Bangalore airport following a bomb threat call.

Air India inducted into Star Alliance

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:38

"We are happy to note that Air India has become part of the Star Alliance. This is one of the biggest alliances in the world," Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said.

Air India likely to join Star Alliance by Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:16

Formed in 1997, Star Alliance is a consortium of 26 airlines, including Lufthansa, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Swiss, among other major airlines.

Decision on Air India's induction into Star Alliance Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 20:00

If the membership is granted, it would end Air India's seven-year-long wait to access the alliance's global network of over 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries.

Civil Aviation Min meets PM, briefs him about sector's problem

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 20:10

This issue would be crucial to start-up carriers like AirAsia India and Tata-SIA Airlines who would want to launch international flights as soon as they can.

Air India sacks 47 cabin crew members on grounds of absenteeism

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 22:16

Taking a tough stance to ensure discipline, Air India has sacked 47 members of its cabin crew and issued show-cause notices to 20 more on grounds of absenteeism.

Prashant Bhushan demands probe into Air India deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 21:49

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate Prashant Bhushan today wrote to CBI demanding a thorough probe into a proposal to install biometric passenger identification system at select domestic and international airports.

Air India launches direct flights to Rome, Milan from Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 00:22

Flag carrier Air India today launched direct flight services to Italian cities of Rome and Milan, providing a seamless connectivity to the south-central European country.

Canadian police charges three in Air India bribery case

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 11:09

Canadian police has charged two Americans and one British businessman of Indian origin with trying to bribe Indian officials to secure a $100 million contract with Air India for a biometric security system.

Air India registers growth in revenue in May

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 00:27

Air India has registered an increase both in terms of the number of passengers carried by it and its revenue in May this year as against the corresponding period last year, its spokesman said today.

Air India defends concessional tickets for employees

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:09

Air India`s scheme is meant for its 24,000 serving employees and 20,000 retired ones.

Govt may review free passage scheme offered by AI to staff

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 21:32

New Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday indicated that the new government could review the free passage scheme offered by cash-starved Air India to its 24,000 employees.