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”.

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Union Budget 2021: Government to launch LIC IPO in FY22

01 Feb 2021

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

12 Nov 2020

Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

Comedian Kunal Kamra is facing contempt charges over a series of tweets where he criticized the Supreme Court of India for granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

04 Nov 2020

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

01 Oct 2020

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

01 Oct 2020

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror

08 Aug 2020

'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror

A day after the tragic crash of an Air India Express flight in Kerala's Kozhikode, survivors recalled what happened moments before the aircraft overshot the runway and fell into a valley.

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

08 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

Former cricketer Sanjay Dobal passes away after contracting coronavirus

29 Jun 2020

Former cricketer Sanjay Dobal passes away after contracting coronavirus

Former Delhi all-rounder Sanjay Dobal has died at the age of 52 as he succumbed to complications from the novel coronavirus.

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

01 Jun 2020

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

30 May 2020

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

25 May 2020

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

24 May 2020

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan

22 May 2020

Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan

Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, along with a 57-member cast and crew of his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham, has returned to India.

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

22 May 2020

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

17 May 2020

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

Vande Bharat Mission: Returnees paid for quarantine at expensive hotels

15 May 2020

Vande Bharat Mission: Returnees paid for quarantine at expensive hotels

Indians who managed to return home, at a time when coronavirus-induced travel restrictions have been levied on most parts of the globe, are now facing another challenge — exorbitant hotel rates.

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

09 May 2020

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

03 May 2020

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Air India opens domestic flight bookings from May 4 onwards

18 Apr 2020

Air India opens domestic flight bookings from May 4 onwards

National carrier Air India has decided to open bookings for select domestic flights scheduled to travel from May 4 onwards.

Coronavirus: 69-year-old man dies in Surat; death toll reaches 7

22 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 69-year-old man dies in Surat; death toll reaches 7

As the coronavirus crisis in India worsens, three more deaths due to the viral disease were reported.

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

20 Mar 2020

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.

IndiGo cuts employee salaries as coronavirus hits business hard

19 Mar 2020

IndiGo cuts employee salaries as coronavirus hits business hard

Budget carrier IndiGo on Thursday announced a pay cut for employees across various levels as an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has affected business.

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

16 Mar 2020

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage

29 Feb 2020

Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage

Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

27 Feb 2020

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.