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Over 130 pilots, 430 crew members of Air India likely to be grounded

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is likely to ground over 130 pilots and 430 cabin crew members of national carrier Air India for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol test.

Sep 05, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Good News! Govt proposes cap on air ticket cancellation charge, reduction in excess baggage fee

 Air passengers will soon have a reason to smile with the government today proposing a cap on ticket cancellation charges, increased compensation for denied boarding and steep reduction in excess baggage fee levied by airlines.

Jun 11, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

AI to induct 15 Airbus A320s on lease to enhance capacity

The carrier is expected to invite global tenders for the dry-leasing of these aircraft shortly, airline sources said.

Oct 31, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Air India's wage bill to go up by Rs 100 crore following fresh hiring

Besides, promotions across segments and hike in Dearness Allowance are likely to be other contributing factors in the increased staff cost, which is pegged at Rs 3,200 crore for the period ending March 31 next year.

Sep 06, 2015, 10:35 AM IST

No proposal to reserve Air India seats for last minute fliers: Govt

There is no proposal by the national carrier Air India to reserve adequate number of seats at an affordable fares for the last minute customers flying in some emergency situations, Government said on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

Air India cuts losses to Rs 5,547.47 cr

Air India has reduced its net loss by more than a quarter to Rs 5,547.47 crore in the previous fiscal as compared to a net loss of Rs 7,559.74 crore in FY12, government said on Monday.

Jul 27, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

'AI to soon harmonise salaries of pilots of its two fleets'

Recent media reports had said that some Air India B787 pilots were resigning due to the existing difference in the salary packages of the two types of pilots.

Jun 23, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Thailand plans to revamp national carrier

Thailand's troubled national carrier Thai Airways hopes to turn the corner by next year following the implementation of a business rehabilitation plan which entails divesting ageing aircraft and non-core assets and lowering the fleet size.

Apr 16, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Air India appoints K S Reddy as new GM, Commercial

National carrier Air India has appointed K S Reddy as General Manager (Commercial), Southern Region, with immediate effect.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:58 PM IST

Govt unlikely to go for any dilution of stake in Air India

The government is unlikely to go for any dilution of its stake in national carrier Air India in the near future and divestment may be "looked at" once the airline improves its balance sheet.

Mar 13, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

SBI to snap up 4 posh Air India flats in Mumbai for Rs 90 cr

Cash-starved national carrier Air India is set to seal a real estate deal with State Bank of India, which has "in principle" agreed to acquire four of its posh residential properties in south Mumbai for Rs 90 crore.

Mar 08, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

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.

Feb 14, 2015, 12:08 PM IST

Air India reports strong performance in Jan 2015

Meanwhile, the carrier has also lined up sumptuous Indian cuisines, named after popular cricketers, to cater to its passengers on its flights to Australia for ICC World Cup there.

Feb 08, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

Code-share agreements soon with Star Alliance members: AI

National carrier Air India Wednesday said it expects to put-in place code-share partnerships with most member airlines of the Star Alliance grouping by March next year.

Dec 17, 2014, 22:54 PM IST

Air India to get Rs 6000 cr capital infusion from Centre this fiscal

National carrier Air India, which is sitting on a huge debt pile, is surviving on the Rs 30,000-crore government bailout package announced by the Government earlier.

Oct 20, 2014, 16:18 PM IST

Pilots allege Air India insuring grounded aircraft, airline denies

The state-run airline's recognised pilots union, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), has sought an independent probe into these allegations and fix the accountability on individuals responsible for this.

Oct 12, 2014, 14:48 PM IST

Supreme Court raps govt over state of affairs in Air India

The Supreme Court has rapped the government for giving "profitable routes" to private carriers and asked it to plan a turnaround in the national carrier saying it "faces extinction" if things continued like this.

Oct 12, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

'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.

Aug 26, 2014, 22:37 PM IST

Air India targets global aviation market

Star Alliance network counts 27 member airlines, offering more than 18,500 daily flights serving 1,316 destinations in 192 countries.

Aug 03, 2014, 12:29 PM IST

AI puts up 5 more Dreamliners for leaseback

The national carrier has so far taken delivery of 14 of these aircraft and concluded leaseback arrangement for the first seven of those.

Jul 04, 2014, 19:36 PM IST