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'Air India Day' on Wednesday, tickets for Rs 100

National carrier Air India will celebrate on Wednesday its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period.

Drunk passenger tied up mid-air after creating ruckus, nabbed

A drunk Indian passenger, who was tied up on board an Air India flight from Melbourne to Delhi after he created a mid-air ruckus, was arrested by police after the plane landed.

AI flight forced to land in Jaipur

An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 103 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear.

Rear tyre of AI flight bursts while landing, passengers safe

The rear tyre of an Air India flight from Male today burst while landing at the Trivandrum International Airport but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt.

Another Air India flight to leave for Tunisia to bring back Indians

Another special Air India flight will leave tomorrow for Djerba in Tunisia to bring back 216 Indian nationals, who have crossed over there from strife-torn Libya.

Rat on board grounds Air India plane

A rodent forced the grounding of an Air India aircraft that arrived here from Kolkata as the plane was taken to a remote bay for fumigation.

AI plane leaves for Tunisia to bring back stranded Indians

An Air India plane Wednesday took off for Tunisia to bring back about 200 Indians struck in war-torn Iraq.

Air India resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years

After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18.

AI, Jet to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine

Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, are likely to avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine in view of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed on Thursday.

3 TN labourers return from Iraq

Three labourers from Tamil Nadu, stranded in violence-hit Iraq, returned here by an Air India flight on Monday, an official said.

Air India flight lands safely after bird strike in New Jersey

An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike.

AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots

As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai are stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said.

Air India, Indigo flights come close to collision

An Indigo flight from Bagdogra came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra in West Bengal, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare to about 250 passengers on board the two aircraft.

IPG seeks reinstatement of sacked Air India pilots

Indian Pilots Guild has requested Air India, which formally became a member of the Star Alliance today, to take back pilots sacked in 2012 for striking work.

Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight tests since 2011

Almost 100 pilots have been punished for being drunk ahead of flights between 2011 and June 30 this year, though there has been a declining trend of alcoholism among the cockpit crew, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Nearly 2200 more Indians want to leave war-torn Iraq, 1600 of them being given tickets

MEA Official Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that around 1600 nationals are being provided with tickets by the Indian government for their return.

After freed nurses, 200 Indian nationals arrive in India today

A day after 46 Indian nurses freed by Iraqi insurgents reached India, around 200 others reached the national capital on a special flight on Sunday.

All 46 nurses return home from Iraq, 600 stranded Indians to arrive in next 2 days

Ending a tense period, 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including 122 nurses - 46 from Kerala freed by Iraqi insurgents, 52 from Telangana and 24 from Andhra Pradesh - arrived home Saturday to a grand welcome.

AI reintroduces Madurai-Mumbai-Madurai flight via Chennai

The Air India reintroduced the Madurai-Mumbai-Madurai flight via Chennai from Saturday.