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AI suffer losses of over Rs 1700 cr in 3 years from 2009-10

The annual losses were Rs 604 crore, Rs 562 crore and Rs 539 crore respectively in 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10.

Tough measures needed to make AI survive, thrive: IATA

IATA chief Tony Tyler, who raised the issue at a CII conference on Indian aviation, said the entire sector was in a "multi-faceted crisis" which could be resolved by coordinated public policies.

Hold talks on daily basis, HC tells AI management and pilots

The Delhi High Court Monday directed the Air India management and its pilots to hold conciliation process on a day-to-day basis before the Deputy Labour Commissioner to expeditiously resolve issues relating to reinstatement of sacked pilots and career progression.

No end in sight to AI pilots strike

The pilots, who are on a 48-hour hunger strike here, alleged that the minister was speaking in one voice and the airline management in another.

AI troubles increase; 22 executive pilots report 'sick'

Air India Chairman-cum-Managing Director Rohit Nandan on Tuesday said while 22 pilots have reported 'sick', three don't have passport and three others have applied for emergency leave like illness in family.

Four-member committee to examine AI's route profitability

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday formed a four-member committee to examine the profitability of routes of cash-strapped Air India and suggest ways to rationalise them in order to make it profitable for the national carrier.

Air India piles up Rs 454-cr service tax dues

Five months after its accounts were frozen for non-payment of taxes and duties, crisis-ridden Air India has piled up about Rs 454 crore of dues but has promised to clear it as soon as it gets capital infusion from the government.

AI may be willing to take back sacked pilots but not IPG leaders

Adopting a 'carrot and stick' approach towards the 11-day Air India pilots' stir, government on Friday indicated it could take back all those sacked, barring the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) office-bearers.

Air India stir continues on day 10, no headway yet

The crisis in Air India deepened on the tenth day on Thursday as the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), spearheading the agitation, accused the management of trying to create a rift and confusion among their ranks.

3 striking AI pilots resume duty; stir continues on day 9

Three Air India pilots, who had reported sick, resumed duty Wednesday in the first sign of an end to the nine-day stir by over 200 pilots, whose union IPG said they were open to talks with the government to resolve the deadlock.

Grievances will be heard unconditionally, Govt to AI pilots

Issuing yet another appeal to the striking Air India pilots to return to work, Government Tuesday promised to hear their grievances unconditionally without any vindictive action.

Action to be taken against AI pilots who falsely reported sick

A medical summary issued by the Civil Aviation ministry said most of the AI pilots, who called in sick, were neither found at home by doctors sent by the airline nor reported to doctors empanelled by the carrier.

Air India puts in place contingency plan

Under the contingency plan, ten out of thirty four international routes have been cancelled.

AI crisis lingers, 20 international flights cancelled

As the lingering Air India crisis entered into sixth day on Sunday, there appears to be no end to the impasse with more pilots being sacked and flights cancelled.

DGCA issues notice to 11 pilots; IPG ready for talks

The DGCA issued notices to 11 office bearers of Indian Pilots Guild(IPG) after the airline management sought cancellation of their flying licences.

AI crisis: Ball is in govt's court, say pilots

Sharad Yadav, Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajeev Pratap Rudy are among those who have been sent an SOS by Ajit Singh to negotiate with the protesting pilots.

Day 5 of Air India pilots` strike: 16 more flights cancelled

AI has also written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asking it to cancel the licenses of 11 office bearers of the IPG whose services have been terminated.

Air India crisis deepens, 25 more pilots sacked

The ongoing crisis in Air India seems to be spiraling out of control. The issue deepened further on Friday as the national carrier sacked twenty five more agitating pilots.

One airline and the tactic of blackmail

If the government is willing to talk, the pilots association should also show prudence and come to the discussion table.

Ajit Singh hopes striking pilots would follow HC order

With the strike by protesting Air India pilots entering the third day, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday reaffirmed government's readiness to hold talks with the pilots and hoped that they would follow the High Court order declaring the stir illegal.