Articles about Air India

Air India Air Transport Services Limited was founded by J. R. D. Tata as Tata Airlines on 15th October 1932. Owned by the Government of India, it is the national airline company of India. With a fleet size of 115 planes, it serves around 90 domestic and international destinations and goes with the slogan “Air India... Truly Indian”.

Air India flight returns to Mumbai after engine stops mid-air

20 May 2022

India
Air India flight returns to Mumbai after engine stops mid-air

An Air India (AI) flight had to returned back to the Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after take-off as one of its engines shut down mid-air due to a technical snag.

Aviation veteran Campbell Wilson is new CEO of Air India

12 May 2022

Business
Aviation veteran Campbell Wilson is new CEO of Air India

Campbell Wilson, the former CEO of low-cost airline Scoot (a Singapore Airlines subsidiary), has been named the new CEO and Managing Director (MD) of Air India, according to an official announcement by Tata Sons on Thursday.

Tata Sons' chief N Chandrasekaran is new Air India chairman

14 Mar 2022

Business
Tata Sons' chief N Chandrasekaran is new Air India chairman

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran has been officially appointed as the chairman of Air India.

Ex-Turkish Airlines chairman Ilker Ayci declines Air India CEO role

01 Mar 22

Business
Ex-Turkish Airlines chairman Ilker Ayci declines Air India CEO role

The former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci on Tuesday turned down the offer of Tata Group to be the chief executive officer (CEO) of Air India.

India advises citizens to leave Ukraine amid Russian invasion fears

20 Feb 2022

India
India advises citizens to leave Ukraine amid Russian invasion fears

Amid heightening tension between Russia and Ukraine, India has asked its citizens, including students, to leave Ukraine if their stay is "not essential."

Ilker Ayci, former Turkish Airlines chief, is Air India CEO

14 Feb 2022

Business
Ilker Ayci, former Turkish Airlines chief, is Air India CEO

Tata Sons on Monday announced that it has appointed Ilker Ayci as the new chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) of Air India.

Tata introduces 'enhanced meal service' on Air India flights

27 Jan 2022

India
Tata introduces 'enhanced meal service' on Air India flights

As Air India finally returns to the Tatas after 69 years, the group has taken its first step in the takeover by introducing an "enhanced meal service" on four flights departing from Mumbai, officials told news agency PTI.

'Totally delighted,' says Tata Sons chief after Air India takeover

27 Jan 2022

Business
'Totally delighted,' says Tata Sons chief after Air India takeover

The Tata Group on Thursday welcomed Air India to its fold as the historic privatization of the national carrier was successfully completed.

Tata Sons chairman to meet PM before Air India handover

27 Jan 2022

Business
Tata Sons chairman to meet PM before Air India handover

Tata Sons chairperson N Chandrasekaran will reportedly meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, shortly before the official handover of Air India to the conglomerate.

IndiGo ticket prices may soon get cheaper: Here's why

17 Nov 2021

Business
IndiGo ticket prices may soon get cheaper: Here's why

IndiGo airline is reportedly mulling separating its baggage charges from its air ticket in an attempt to position itself as an ultra-low-cost air carrier.

Government could sell Alliance Air as well: Check details here

10 Oct 2021

Business
Government could sell Alliance Air as well: Check details here

Hot on the heels of national carrier Air India's sale to Tata Sons, the government is reportedly likely to sell state-run regional airline Alliance Air.

Video showing Air India plane stuck under overbridge goes viral

04 Oct 2021

India
Video showing Air India plane stuck under overbridge goes viral

In a bizarre incident, a scrapped Air India plane was spotted stuck under an overbridge near the Delhi airport as it was being transported by road on October 2.

'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

01 Oct 2021

Business
'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

The Indian government has denied reports that the Tata Group has won the bid for Air India.

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months

01 Sep 2021

India
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumed operations on Wednesday, after being stopped in March last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Excise officials seize 250 liquor bottles smuggled into Leh

18 Aug 2021

India
Excise officials seize 250 liquor bottles smuggled into Leh

Excise officers have seized over 250 bottles of liquor that were allegedly smuggled into Leh from Delhi on an Air India charter flight and arrested three people, including a contractual employee of the national carrier, officials said on Wednesday.

Over 200 Indians are stuck in Kabul amid Afghanistan crisis

16 Aug 2021

World
Over 200 Indians are stuck in Kabul amid Afghanistan crisis

More than 200 Indian nationals are still stuck in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, NDTV reported citing sources.

Air India diverts Chicago-Delhi flight to avoid 'uncontrolled' Afghan airspace

16 Aug 2021

India
Air India diverts Chicago-Delhi flight to avoid 'uncontrolled' Afghan airspace

Air India on Monday diverted its Chicago-Delhi flight toward Sharjah in the UAE to avoid Afghanistan airspace after it was declared "uncontrolled" by authorities at Kabul airport, senior officials said.

Pandit Rajesh, the last priest in Kabul, refuses to flee

16 Aug 2021

World
Pandit Rajesh, the last priest in Kabul, refuses to flee

People from all communities are looking to leave Afghanistan at the first chance they get as the Taliban gains power.

Economy-class Delhi-London flight fares range from Rs. 1.03-1.47L: Aviation Ministry

09 Aug 2021

India
Economy-class Delhi-London flight fares range from Rs. 1.03-1.47L: Aviation Ministry

An economy-class ticket on the Delhi-London flight has been available for between Rs. 1.03 lakh and Rs. 1.47 lakh, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Sunday.

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

22 Jul 2021

India
56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

A total of 56 staff members of the national carrier, Air India, including five pilots, died due to the coronavirus until July 14, the central government told the Parliament today.

Three airlines reportedly lost 17 pilots to COVID-19 in May

04 Jun 2021

India
Three airlines reportedly lost 17 pilots to COVID-19 in May

A total of 17 pilots of Air India, IndiGo, and Vistara died due to COVID-19 in May when the country witnessed the peak of the coronavirus pandemic's second wave, sources said on Thursday.

Bat forces flight to take U-turn half hour after takeoff

29 May 2021

India
Bat forces flight to take U-turn half hour after takeoff

An Air India flight to Newark in the US had to return to the Delhi Airport on the morning of May 27 as cabin crew saw a bat inside the business class area of the plane just half an hour after takeoff, sources said on Friday.

Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

22 May 2021

Technology
Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

Data belonging to around 45 lakh Air India customers was leaked in a massive breach of its data processor in February. The airline made this information public on May 21, nearly three months after it was first informed of it.

Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

22 May 2021

India
Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

Air India's passenger service system provider SITA faced a sophisticated cyber attack in the last week of February this year leading to the leaking of personal data of 4.5 million passengers, which included passengers of the national carrier from across the world, an official statement by the Air India said on Friday.

Air India cancels COVID-19 vaccination camp for two days

11 May 2021

India
Air India cancels COVID-19 vaccination camp for two days

Air India on Monday told its employees that it will not be able to hold COVID-19 vaccination camps for them at the Delhi Airport on Tuesday and Thursday due to the non-availability of vaccines.

Vaccinate us on priority or we strike: Air India pilots

04 May 2021

India
Vaccinate us on priority or we strike: Air India pilots

The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), the pilots' union of national carrier Air India, has threatened to "stop work" if the airline management fails to vaccinate its flying crew over 18 years of age on a priority basis.

Air India Express flight makes precautionary landing at Calicut Airport

09 Apr 2021

India
Air India Express flight makes precautionary landing at Calicut Airport

An Air India Express flight to Kuwait, which took off from the Karipur Airport in Kerala on Friday morning with 17 passengers and six crew made a precautionary landing shortly after take-off after a fire alarm went off in the cargo section, airport sources said.

Delhi HC slams flight passengers for not wearing masks properly

09 Mar 2021

India
Delhi HC slams flight passengers for not wearing masks properly

The Delhi High Court has taken strong note of an alarming situation of passengers not properly wearing masks in flights and issued guidelines to all domestic airlines and DGCA for strict compliance, including penal action for offenders and periodical checks of the aircraft on Monday.

Union Budget 2021: Government to launch LIC IPO in FY22

01 Feb 2021

India
Union Budget 2021: Government to launch LIC IPO in FY22

In a major disinvestment push, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced that the government plans to take control of two public sector banks and one general insurance company for stake sale in 2021-22.

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

19 Jan 2021

World
Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

Maldives is set to become the first foreign country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from India. The Asian country will reportedly receive a consignment of Covishield doses on Wednesday.

TV actress accuses pilot of rape and cheating; Case filed

19 Jan 2021

Entertainment
TV actress accuses pilot of rape and cheating; Case filed

A Mumbai-based model and television actor has accused a pilot of raping her on pretext of marriage.

#CreatingHistory: Air India's all-woman crew flight lands in Bengaluru

11 Jan 2021

Bengaluru
#CreatingHistory: Air India's all-woman crew flight lands in Bengaluru

Creating history, Air India's longest flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman crew landed in the city on Monday.

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

09 Jan 2021

India
Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

San Francisco welcomes first non-stop Air India flights to Bengaluru

06 Jan 2021

Business
San Francisco welcomes first non-stop Air India flights to Bengaluru

San Francisco International Airport has welcomed the decision of Air India to fly the first-ever non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru to cater to the demand of passengers.

Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

29 Dec 2020

India
Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.

Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

22 Dec 2020

India
Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

Passengers who arrived at Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport from the UK protested against the authorities over the alleged delay in carrying out their coronavirus tests.

Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

22 Dec 2020

India
Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.

Decades after exit, Tata Group expresses interest in Air India

14 Dec 2020

Business
Decades after exit, Tata Group expresses interest in Air India

One of India's largest conglomerates, the Tata Group, has submitted an expression of interest for acquiring the beleaguered national carrier Air India.

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