Air India: News

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”.

03 Feb 2023

Air India Express

Air India Express flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight returned to Abu Dhabi shortly after take-off as flames started coming out from one of its engines, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

31 Jan 2023

Vistara Airlines

'Drunk' woman creates mid-air ruckus on Vistara's Abu Dhabi-Mumbai flight

Even as Indian airlines continue to be under the cosh over incidents involving unruly passengers creating ruckus onboard flights, a fresh incident on a Vistara flight has left people shocked.

Go First fined Rs 10 lakh for leaving passengers behind

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) handed Go First airline a fine of Rs. 10 lakh on Friday for taking off and leaving behind 55 passengers at the Bengaluru airport earlier this month, according to the news agency PTI.

Amid urination case, Air India modifies in-flight alcohol service policy

Air India decided to modify its in-flight alcohol service policy on Tuesday, wherein cabin crew has been instructed to refuse further serving of alcohol if needed amid the recent incident of an unruly passenger peeing on a co-passenger.

Pee-gate: Air India fined Rs. 30L, pilot's license temporarily suspended

Following the negligence in reporting the incident in which a drunk man urinated on an elderly co-passenger onboard an Air India international flight, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fined the airline Rs. 30 lakh and suspended the license of the flight's pilot-in-command for three months.

20 Jan 2023

New York City

Air India urination case accused disagrees with airline's 4-month ban

The lawyer of Shankar Mishra, the Mumbai man who reportedly urinated on a co-passenger on Air India's New York-Delhi flight in November, claimed that he disagreed with the airline's move to impose a four-month ban on his client.

Amritsar-Singapore flight takes off 5 hours early, leaves 35 passengers

A Singapore-bound flight reportedly departed hours ahead of schedule from Amritsar's Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, leaving 35 passengers behind.

14 Jan 2023


Air India urination case: Woman dismisses 'peed on herself' claim

The alleged victim in the Air India urination case, a 72-year-old woman who was reportedly peed on by a drunk co-passenger during the airline's New York-Delhi flight in November, has reacted to accused Shankar Mishra's latest claims that she had urinated on herself.

13 Jan 2023


Air India urination case: Woman peed on herself, claims accused

Accused Shankar Mishra, the Mumbai businessman arrested for reportedly urinating on a co-passenger on an Air India's New York-Delhi flight in November, infirmed a court in Delhi that he didn't commit the deplorable act.

11 Jan 2023

Patiala House Court

Air India urination case: Court reserves accused's bail plea order

The Patiala House court in Delhi reserved its order on bail for accused Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger during Air India's New York to Delhi flight on November 26 last year.

11 Jan 2023


Delhi: Man arrested for misbehaving, urinating at IGI airport's forecourt

A drunk man reportedly urinated at the forecourt of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Terminal 3 in Delhi on Sunday and has since been arrested and released on bail remand, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Go First Bengaluru-Delhi flight takes off leaving 50 passengers behind

A Delhi-bound Go First plane took off from the Bengaluru airport on Monday, allegedly leaving behind over 50 passengers waiting in a shuttle bus.

Air India receives DGCA notice for not reporting unruly passengers

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday issued a show cause notice to Air India for not reporting the unruly behaviors of two drunk passengers onboard its AI-142 flight from Paris to Delhi on December 6.

09 Jan 2023


2 IndiGo passengers arrested for drinking onboard Delhi-Patna flight

Patna's Airport Police arrested two passengers of a Delhi-Patna IndiGo flight on Sunday night with the help of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for consuming alcohol on the domestic flight violating rules, NDTV reported.

09 Jan 2023

Tata Sons

Air India urination row: US-based Dr. Bhattacharjee gives eyewitness account 

The horrific incident of alleged urination by Mumbai-based Shankar Mishra on a woman co-passenger on an Air India flight in November was mismanaged at various levels, and the crew didn't handle the situation properly, revealed an eyewitness.

08 Jan 2023

Tata Sons

Tata Sons chairman reacts to Air India urination incident

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran reacted to the incident of a drunk man who reportedly urinated on a female co-passenger on Air India's New York to Delhi flight in November and called it a matter of personal anguish between him and his colleagues at the airline.

07 Jan 2023

Vivek Agnihotri

Air India urination row: Vivek Agnihotri calls out media

Shankar Mishra, who reportedly urinated on a woman co-passenger on Air India's New York-Delhi flight in November, has become the talk of the nation.

07 Jan 2023

Tata Sons

Air India urination row: Pilot, crew of NewYork-Delhi flight grounded 

Air India (AI) on Saturday grounded a pilot and four cabin crew members of a New York to Delhi flight over urinating incident in November.

07 Jan 2023

Delhi Police

Air India urination case: Accused Shankar Mishra arrested from Bengaluru

Shankar Mishra, wanted by the Delhi Police for urinating on an elderly woman on an Air India New York-Delhi flight in November, has been arrested from Bengaluru and brought to Delhi.

06 Jan 2023

Tata Sons

Air India urination row: Woman compensated, say Shankar Mishra's lawyers

The lawyers of the accused Shankar Mishra—booked for urinating on an elderly co-passenger in the business class of an Air India flight from New York to Delhi in November—claimed on Friday that both parties had already reached a settlement.

Air India crew forced woman to face accused who urinated

The woman—who had a horrendous experience after a drunk co-passenger urinated on her on an Air India flight in November—was forced to face the accused by the crew as he begged to be spared, claiming he was a "family man," new documents reveal.

05 Jan 2023

Indian Penal Code

Air India: Man who urinated on co-passenger identified

A man who reportedly urinated on an elderly co-passenger during an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 29 has been identified as Mumbai-based businessman Shankar Mishra.

04 Jan 2023

Tata Sons

Air India: Man gets 30-day ban for urinating on co-passenger

Air India on Wednesday banned a man from traveling with the airline for 30 days after he, in an inebriated state, urinated on an elderly woman co-passenger in the business class of a flight traveling from New York to Delhi on November 26.

04 Jan 2023

New York City

Air India flight horror: Drunk man urinates on woman co-passenger

In a disturbing incident, a drunk man reportedly urinated on an elderly woman in a business class aisle seat of an Air India flight traveling from New York to Delhi on November 26.

30 Dec 2022


India records highest-ever M&A activity this year at $152bn

In 2022, we saw Indian companies making some big moves despite the global economic slowdown. The deal-making activity was at an all-time high.

16 Dec 2022


Air India announces its first non-stop flight between Mumbai-San Francisco

Air India, now a Tata Group business, has been making moves to return to its lost glory. The airline has now announced its first direct, non-stop flight between Mumbai and San Francisco.

12 Dec 2022


Air India mulls historic order for 500 jetliners worth $100bn

Tata Group is busy carving out an exciting future for the newly acquired Air India. The airline is about to enter a new phase of its renaissance.

29 Nov 2022

Tata Sons

Singapore Airlines and Tata agree to merge Vistara, Air India

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tata Sons have agreed to merge Vistara and Air India. As part of the deal, SIA will get a 25.1% stake in an enlarged Air India.

02 Nov 2022

AirAsia India

AirAsia sells remaining stakes in Indian arm to Air India

AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd. (AAGL) has sold its remaining shares in its Indian arm AirAsia (India) to Tata's Air India.

04 Oct 2022

Vasant Vihar

Delhi: Air India employees 'forced' to vacate Vasant Vihar colony

Residents of Air India Colony in Delhi's Vasant Vihar on Tuesday alleged basic facilities and water supply were cut off at their residential complexes in a bid to force them to vacate, Hindustan Times reported.

19 Sep 2022


5 things to bring back home from your Hyderabad trip

Known for its fascinating architecture, historic forts, and monuments, cosmopolitan culture, moderate climate, and world-class healthcare facilities, Hyderabad is a popular tourist destination in the country.

22 Jul 2022


Air India Dubai-Kochi flight diverted due to 'loss of pressure'

According to sources, an Air India Dreamliner flight from Dubai to Kochi was diverted to Mumbai after the captain reported a "loss of pressure."

15 Jul 2022


Suspect of 1985 Air India bombing shot dead in Canada

Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing case that killed 331 people, was shot dead in Canada's British Columbia on Thursday.

04 Jul 2022

Jet Airways

Over 50% IndiGo flights delayed as crew attend job interviews

More than 50% of the flights operated by IndiGo were delayed on Saturday due to Air India's recruitment process on the same day, according to the reports.

20 Jun 2022


Air India planning to buy 300 aeroplanes in largest-ever order

Tata Group-owned Air India is mulling one of the largest orders in commercial aviation history by ordering 300 narrowbody jets.

24 May 2022


Air India employees asked to vacate colonies by July 26

Nearly 2,000 employees of Air India (AI) have been asked to vacate the government-owned housing colonies in Delhi and Mumbai by July 26.

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

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

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.

14 Mar 2022

Tata Sons

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.

01 Mar 22

Tata Sons

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.

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