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No fresh plane order till clarity on privatisation: Air India

National carrier Air India on Friday said it will not place any order for new aircraft till there is clarity on its future course, including possible privatisation.

Air India Express starts Delhi-Dhaka flight

Air India Express on Thursday launched its services from the national capital to Dhaka.

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 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 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.

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.

Loans taken by Air India now stand at Rs 47,226 cr: Govt

In reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Ministry K C Venugopal said as on July 31, the loans taken by Air India amounted to Rs 47,226 crore.

Fund infusion in AI necessary to keep airfares in check: FM

Reflecting concerns of members, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Friday said in the Lok Sabha he was not happy with implementation of Air India's turnaround plan, but is injecting Rs 2,000 crore to keep the national carrier afloat to check any spurt in fares.

Air India Express sacks employee, orders action against 3

Air India Express has sacked an employee and ordered penal action against three others after a probe found them guilty of discrimination and favouritism against Delhi-based cabin crew during the last six months.

Food exporters boycott Air India from Kerala's airport

Air India and Air India Express have increased fuel surcharge on perishable items from Rs 9.50 per kg to Rs 15.50 from May 1 for the exports from Thiruvananthapuram Airport.