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Air India Flight takes off with all-women crew

Air India Flight takes off with all-women crew

In a unique celebration of International Women's Day, Air India today sent its all-women crew Air India Express (AIE) flight from here to Dammam in Saudi Arabia.

Air India Express to hire trainee pilots from IGRUA

Budget carrier Air India Express Friday said it plans to recruit 40 trainee pilots and majority of them would be from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA).

Air India Express air hostess accuses senior pilot of insulting her

An air hostess of low-cost airline Air India Express has filed a complaint against a senior pilot, accusing him of insulting her at the work place.

'Snag' in Air India Express flight, makes unscheduled landing

A Dubai-bound Air India Express from Tiruchirappalli with 169 passengers on board made an unscheduled landing at the Chennai airport on Friday following a 'snag,' officials said.

31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 yrs: Govt

Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years.

Air India Express to lease 8 more planes

Air India Express, the low cost arm of the national carrier, will lease eight new aircraft by 2016-17, increasing its fleet to 25 while it adds more destinations.

AIE to lease three Boeing planes from GE Capital Aviation

Air India Express (AIE) will lease three Boeing 737-800 planes from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) of Singapore, which are expected to be delivered to the airline next year.

Air India's domestic market uplift up 15%

Air India's uplift in domestic market has gone up by 15 percent from 30,313 passengers a day in December last year to 35,100 passengers a day in the first half of this month.

Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes

Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years.

Air India Express technical fault: Passengers stranded for nearly 2 days

Over 150 passengers of an Air India Express flight from Dammam to Kozhikode, scheduled on Saturday night, were stranded almost two days as the Boeing 737 aircraft developed a major technical fault.

Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service

The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said on Sunday.

Air India registers growth in revenue in May

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.

Flights to Dubai to be hit for 80 days due to runways' closure

Several flights to Dubai would be affected for 80 days from Thursday due to the closure of two runways for upgrade, with Jet Airways and Air India Express announcing shifting of most of their operations to neighbouring Sharjah and revising timings of some flights.

AI Express defers proposal to charge for seat pre-selection

"AI Express has deferred the proposal to charge for pre- selection of seats on its domestic and international flights," an Air India spokesperson said.

AI Express hopes to make operating profit next fiscal

The proposed 'Air Kerala' is unlikely to make a dent in the market-share of Air India's international budget arm Air India Express, which hopes to post operating profit next fiscal, airline sources said.

Flight cancelled, no alternative given; AI Express to pay Rs 88K

Air India Express has been asked by the Delhi State Consumer Commission to pay Rs 88,000 to a passenger for failing to provide him with an alternative.

AI Express moving to new airport in Qatar

Air India Express is going to be among the first 10 airlines, which will be part of the soft opening of Qatar's new airport beginning April 1.

15 more aircraft to added in Air India Express fleet

"The turnaround plan of Air India of which AIE is a subsidiary, envisages increase in the fleet strength of AIE from the present 21 to 36 aircraft by March 2018," he told the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

'Timeline should be prepared for shifting Air India Exp HQs'

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Sunday said a timeline should be prepared for the completion of the shifting of the Air India Express (AIE) headquarters from Mumbai to Kochi.

AIE Kochi HQ should start operations from Jan 1: Official

The budget airline has shifted its HQ to Kochi from Trivandrum.