Air India

Coronavirus COVID-19: Air India to evacuate over 300 Israel nationals from Delhi to Tel Aviv amid lockdown

National carrier Air India will evacuate over 300 Israel nationals from New Delhi and ferry them to Tel Aviv on Friday (March 27, 2020), amid coronavirus outbreak situation which has claimed over 20,000 lives globally. According to reports, Boeing 777 AI-139 planes have been deployed for the evacuation operation.

Mar 26, 2020, 09:22 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Air India crew involved in evacuating 263 Indians from Rome advised home quarantine

The special flight had returned to New Delhi carrying 263 Indians - mostly students - on Sunday morning. Later in the day, they were sent to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police-managed quarantine facility in Chhawla here.

Mar 22, 2020, 14:38 PM IST

Air India may cut salaries by 5 per cent amid coronavirus concerns

The loss-making airline, which is in the process of a second attempt of privatization after failing to get a single buyer nearly two years ago, has already taken some steps such as reduced flying allowances to cabin crew besides withdrawing entertainment allowance to executive pilots, among others.

Mar 19, 2020, 16:06 PM IST

Vistara imposes travel ban on comedian Kunal Kamra till April 27

On January 28, the stand-up comedian was banned by IndiGo from flying with the airline for six months for allegedly heckling journalist Arnab Goswami. 

Mar 13, 2020, 21:24 PM IST

Air India marks International Women's Day by operating several all-women crew flights

Air India is perhaps the only single airline to operate so many domestic and international flights operated and supported by only its women employees - reiterating the equal role and opportunity that women deserve in every organisation, the statement informed.

Mar 08, 2020, 07:19 AM IST

Coronavirus outbreak: Air India raises Rs 6 crore bill for evacuating stranded people from Wuhan

Air India's two special flights were sent to Wuhan on January 31, 2020 and February 1, 2020 to evacuate 640 Indians and 7 Maldives citizen.

Mar 06, 2020, 15:00 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Union Cabinet approves FDI in civil aviation; allows NRIs to buy 100 per cent stake in Air India

Currently, NRIs can acquire only 49 per cent in Air India. FDI in the airline is also 49 per cent through the government approval route.

Mar 04, 2020, 16:19 PM IST

Vistara evaluating bid for Air India, says Chairman Bhaskar Bhat

On the question of whether Vistara or Tata Sons was evaluating the bid for Air India, the Vistara Chairman said: "We (Vistara) are a joint venture."

Mar 02, 2020, 23:50 PM IST

119 Indians, 5 foreigners from coronavirus-hit cruise ship land in Delhi on AI flight

As many as 138 Indians including 132 crew and six passengers were among the 3,711 people on board the luxury cruise ship, which was quarantined off Japan on February 5 after it emerged that a former passenger had tested positive for the virus.

Feb 27, 2020, 07:23 AM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Air India suspends all flights to China till June 20 amid coronavirus scare: Sources

Prior to this, Air India had earlier suspended all flights to China till March 28.

Feb 20, 2020, 13:01 PM IST

Air India as a brand will be preserved, all its operations will continue: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

The Centre will preserve Air India (AI) as a brand and continue all its operations, though there have been uncertainties about the airline in the recent past, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday. "Air India as a brand built by pilots, crew, commandant will be retained," said Puri.

Feb 17, 2020, 15:45 PM IST

Close shave for Delhi-bound Air India flight at Pune as jeep jets on runway

A major accident was averted at the Pune airport when a jeep came onto the runway just as an Air India flight was ready for takeoff.

Feb 15, 2020, 16:11 PM IST

Delhi Airport's love flies high: On Valentines Day, it has special messages for these airlines

Apart from IndiGo, the Delhi Airport tweeted its affection to Air India, Air Vistara, and SpiceJet.

Feb 14, 2020, 17:08 PM IST

IAS officer Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India chief

Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal was on Thursday appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India, according to a Personnel Ministry order. Bansal, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre, is at present additional secretary in the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.

Feb 13, 2020, 20:29 PM IST

Air India is not shutting down, says CMD Ashwani Lohani on rumours

Earlier, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said the entire dues and arrears of Air India employees will be paid before the proposed disinvestment of the airline is concluded, as the government set the ball rolling for the privatisation of the national carrier.

Feb 12, 2020, 20:49 PM IST

Air India mistakenly cancels ticket of Kunal Kamra's namesake on Jaipur-Mumbai flight

Air India (AI) mistakenly cancelled the ticket of a Boston-based man, the namesake of comedian Kunal Kamra, on its Jaipur-Mumbai flight of February 3, according to senior officials. However, he was reissued the ticket and allowed to board the flight once the airline staff at the Jaipur airport realised that he is not the comedian who is on the no-fly list of four airlines, including Air India, the officials said.

Feb 05, 2020, 20:02 PM IST

Another Air India special flight from Wuhan carrying Indians landed at Delhi Airport

Air India's second special flight from Wuhan, China, carrying 323 Indians after the threat of Coronavirus landed at Delhi Airport at 9.45 am today. Seven Maldives citizens were also evacuated in this flight.

Feb 02, 2020, 13:32 PM IST

Coronavirus outbreak: Air India's second special flight departs for Wuhan from Delhi

The first flight was a double decker jumbo 747 with 15 cabin crew and 5 cockpit crew along with a team of five doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia hospital (RML) hospital, one paramedical staff from air India with prescribed medicine from doctors, masks, overcoats, packed food are boarded in the special aircraft.

Feb 01, 2020, 17:23 PM IST

Coronavirus: Air India flight to evacuate Indian Citizens from Wuhan

Nearly 325 Indians will be evacuted to India to enusre their safety from the outbreak of coronavirus. Ministries of civil aviation and health had made all possible arrangements for transport and quarantine facilities respectively.

Jan 31, 2020, 10:11 AM IST

Coronavirus scare: Air India advises staff flying to South East Asia to wear N95 masks

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus infected people in China, Air India on Wednesday (January 29) advised all cockpit and cabin crew who travel to South East Asian cities to wear N95 masks.

Jan 29, 2020, 17:52 PM IST