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Air India to give priority boarding to armed forces personnel

Air India to give priority boarding to armed forces personnel

The decision has been taken as a mark of honour and respect to these personnel, on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag

The flight AI-20 was scheduled to take off at 2.25 pm but took off only after 6 pm, following which an alternative flight was arranged.

 

Air India divestment announcement well thought out: Economic Survey

It is a major carrier of international traffic to and from India, accounting for 11.4 percent of the total international travel, it added.

'Government will continue to support Air India during stake sale process'

The government will continue to support Air India during the disinvestment process and honour committed financial obligations till any further direction, union minister Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Wings of Air India, Ethiopian Airlines planes collide at Delhi's IGI airport

Wings of Air India, Ethiopian Airlines planes collide at Delhi's IGI airport

The two planes involved in the incident have been grounded temporarily.

Could be wise to write off some Air India debt: Panagariya

Could be wise to write off some Air India debt: Panagariya

Outgoing Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said that writing off some debt of Air India, so as to make it attractive to prospective investors, could be a "wise" move.

Technical glitch forces AI Frankfurt-Delhi flight to make precautionary landing at Tehran, all safe

Technical glitch forces AI Frankfurt-Delhi flight to make precautionary landing at Tehran, all safe

An Air India Frankfurt-Delhi flight was forced to make a precautionary landing at Tehran international airport on Wednesday due to a technical glitch.

Air India to save Rs 10 crore yearly by serving only veg meals

Air India to save Rs 10 crore yearly by serving only veg meals

"This was started to save costs, reduce wastage, improve service and also to avoid any chances of mix-up of meals," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Air India seeks $740 mn loan to finance purchase of 6 Boeing planes

Air India seeks $740 mn loan to finance purchase of 6 Boeing planes

At the current exchange rate, USD 740 million is around Rs 4,720 crore.

Air India made flyers to sit without AC in snag-hit flight for three hours

Air India made flyers to sit without AC in snag-hit flight for three hours

Following a technical glitch in flight number AI 809,  passengers of Delhi-bound Air India flight on Saturday were forced to sit inside the aircraft for over three hours without the air conditioning working.  

Air India delays payment of July salaries

Air India delays payment of July salaries

Air India has delayed the payment of salaries for the month of July to its employees, an airline official said, amid the government working on the modalities for divesting stake in the national carrier.

Pune-bound Alliance Air flight delayed for one hour due to bee attack – WATCH

Pune-bound Alliance Air flight delayed for one hour due to bee attack – WATCH

The incident took place when the flight was gearing up for its scheduled take off.

Air India air hostess, crew detained in Saudi Arabia over permit

The air hostess and crew members of the Air India were detained in Saudi Arabia for three hours.

Sikh militants who hijacked plane to Lahore in 1981 granted bail

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jyoti Kler granted bail to Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh and asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties of like amount each.

 

IndiGo, Air India lift flying ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, accused of creating ruckus at Vizag airport

IndiGo, Air India lift flying ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, accused of creating ruckus at Vizag airport

National carrier Air India and budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said that they have decided to revoke the ban on flying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on their flights.

IndiGo lifts ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said it has decided to revoke the ban on flying TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy on its flights.

Ahead of privatisation, Air India to offer VRS to 15,000 employees

Ahead of privatisation, Air India to offer VRS to 15,000 employees

Air India is drawing up a proposal to offer voluntary buyouts to just over a third of its 40,000 employees, two government officials said, in what would be one of the largest such offers in India's state sector, as the airline slashes costs ahead of a 2018 sale.

Air India net loss reduces to Rs 3,643 crops profit rises in 2016-17

Air India net loss reduces to Rs 3,643 crops profit rises in 2016-17

Against the backdrop of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last month giving its in-principle approval for Air India's strategic disinvestment, Sinha today responded to various queries related to the airline by way of written replies to the Rajya Sabha

No cancellation, rescheduling charges on Jammu flights till July 13: Air India

Air India on Wednesday announced to waive penalty charges for no-show, cancellation and rescheduling of tickets for passengers travelling to and from Jammu in the aftermath of the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

SriLankan Airlines to launch service from Coimbatore on Jul 16

SriLankan Airlines to launch service from Coimbatore on Jul 16

SriLankan has deployed its brand new A320neo and A321neo aircraft on its routes to South India.