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”.

17 May 2024


Air India flight collides with tug tractor at Pune Airport

An Air India flight bound for Delhi collided with a tug tractor while taxiing toward the runway at Pune Airport on Thursday.

Bengaluru airport's T2 sees water leakage after heavy rainfall

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) Terminal 2 (T2) experienced water leakage due to heavy rainfall on Thursday.

22 Apr 2024


Air India's last Boeing 747 'Agra' embarks on final journey

Air India's final Boeing 747, affectionately known as "Agra" and previously registered as VT-EVA, took off for its last flight from Mumbai on Monday.

16 Apr 2024


2 Air India flights cross Iranian airspace hours before attack

At least two Air India planes traversed the Iranian-controlled airspace just hours before Iran launched a large-scale aerial attack on Israel.

10 Apr 2024


Domestic airfare in India surges up to 30%: Here's why

Air travel within India has become significantly more expensive, with fares on several major routes witnessing a rise of up to 30%.

02 Apr 2024

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Vistara flight cancelations: Why pilots are protesting over new contract

Vistara Airlines is currently grappling with a severe crisis, leading to a significant number of flight cancelations and delays.

01 Apr 2024


Guwahati airport roof collapses partially due to heavy rain

A sudden storm and heavy rainfall led to a partial ceiling collapse at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Sunday.

Air India fined Rs. 80 lakh by DGCA: Here's why

Air India has been slapped with a hefty fine of Rs. 80 lakh by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

22 Mar 2024


Air India announces special business class fares on select routes

Air India, one of India's biggest airlines, has announced a temporary promotion today (March 22), offering reduced business class fares on its international flights.

Air India fined Rs. 30L after 80-year-old dies at airport

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs. 30 lakhs on Air India for "not having adequate number of wheelchairs" at Mumbai airport due to which an elderly passenger died earlier this month.

24 Feb 2024


Air India's latest inflight safety video celebrates Indian dance forms

Air India, the Tata Group-backed airline, released a unique inflight safety video called Safety Mudras, highlighting India's diverse classical and folk dance forms, on Friday.

Ensure all bags arrive within 30 minutes: Government to airlines

Civil aviation security regulator, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), has directed seven major Indian airlines to step up their manpower in 10 days to streamline and improve baggage delivery at airports.

16 Feb 2024


Wheelchair unavailable, 80-year-old collapses, dies at Mumbai airport

An 80-year-old man tragically passed away after collapsing due to a heart attack at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Monday.

DGCA fines Air India Rs. 1.1cr for safety violations

Air India has been slapped with a Rs. 1.1 crore fine by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for safety violations on certain flights.

22 Jan 2024


Air India launches maiden Airbus A350-900 flight: Details here

Air India debuted its first Airbus A350-900 flight today, traveling from Bengaluru to Mumbai.

2 airlines receive notice for rostering untrained pilots during low-visibility

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to SpiceJet and Air India for failing to ensure that pilots trained to land in dense fog operated flights in Delhi.

01 Jan 2024


Air India opens bookings for India's first Airbus A350

Air India on Monday opened bookings for its new and India's first-of-its-kind Airbus A350, which is set to commence commercial service on January 22, 2024.

23 Dec 2023


Watch: Air India's first Airbus A350-900 lands in New Delhi

Air India has welcomed its first A350-900 aircraft from Airbus in New Delhi. This marks a significant achievement for the Tata-owned airline.

23 Dec 2023


Air India to receive its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft today

Air India is gearing up to receive its first Airbus A350-900 at Delhi Airport today, as per reports.

14 Dec 2023

Manish Malhotra

From runways to airports: Unveiling the world's hottest crew uniforms!

In a groundbreaking collaboration, celebrated designer Manish Malhotra has revolutionized air travel fashion with Air India's new cabin crew uniforms.

12 Dec 2023

Manish Malhotra

New Air India uniforms designed by Manish Malhotra revealed!

Air India on Tuesday unveiled its new uniforms for pilots and cabin crew conceived by renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra.

05 Dec 2023


Pakistan: Khalistan Liberation Force chief Lakhbir Singh Rode dead

Khalistani terrorist and chief of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force, Lakhbir Singh Rode, has reportedly died in Pakistan of a heart attack. He was 72.

29 Nov 2023


Husband-wife fight forces Lufthansa's Bangkok-bound flight to divert to Delhi

A Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight from Munich, Germany, reportedly landed in Delhi after a diversion on Wednesday due to the "unruly behavior" of a passenger onboard.

28 Nov 2023


SFJ chief Pannun claims Indian government wants to kill him

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) chief and designated terrorist in India, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, has claimed the Indian government wants to assassinate him due to his involvement in the global Khalistan referendum movement.

DGCA fines Air India for non-compliance with CAR regulations

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has slapped Air India with a Rs. 10 lakh fine.

15 Nov 2023


Indo-Canadian organization urges action against Khalistani secessionist group SFJ

The Hindu Forum Canada (HFC) in Canada has called on the country's law enforcement agencies to address the alleged threats by the Khalistani separatist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)'s founder Gurpatwant Singh against Air India flights.

Air India to enhance customer experience with generative AI features

Air India made history by becoming the first airline to implement a generative AI virtual assistant named 'Maharaja.'

10 Nov 2023


Canada increases Air India flight security following Khalistani leader's threat

Canadian authorities have upped security measures and initiated a probe into potential threats against Air India flights operating to and from Canada.

08 Nov 2023


Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight delayed over 'unavailability of pilots'

Air India has come under severe criticism again after passengers were left stranded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport due to a flight delay and subsequent mismanagement.

07 Nov 2023


Visitors banned at Delhi, Punjab airports following Pannun's threat

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has reportedly asked airport operators in Delhi and Punjab to stop issuing airport entry passes to visitors.

07 Nov 2023


Pannun's threat to blow up Air India flight serious: Report

Canada-based Khalistani outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun's purported warning to blow up an Air India flight on November 19 cannot be taken lightly, News18 reported, citing intelligence sources.

18 Oct 2023


Air India announces special sale on Bangkok and Singapore routes

Air India has kicked off a special sale for economy and business class travelers on its India-Bangkok and India-Singapore routes.

12 Oct 2023


Air India announces special sale on select European routes

Air India has announced a special sale for travelers flying from India to five European cities.

11 Oct 2023

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Malayalam actor alleges harassment on Air India flight; files FIR

Malayalam actor Divya Prabha recently filed a complaint with the Kerala Police, alleging harassment by an intoxicated fellow passenger on Air India's Mumbai to Kochi flight on Tuesday (October 10).

29 Sep 2023


Air India acquires India's first A350-900 aircraft through GIFT City

Air India has completed acquiring India's first Airbus A350-900 aircraft through a finance lease deal with HSBC, facilitated by Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), India's premier International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

DGCA suspends Air India's safety chief over 'perfunctory' audits

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended Air India's Chief of Flight Safety, Captain Rajeev Gupta, for a month after comprehensive surveillance of the airline conducted in July revealed serious deficiencies in critical areas.

DGCA allegedly uncovers Air India's false safety audit reports

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)'s inspection team has found lapses in Air India's internal safety audits, prompting a probe, NDTV reported.

26 Jun 2023


Jaipur: Air India passengers stranded as pilot refuses to fly

Passengers on the Air India A-112 flight traveling to Delhi from London experienced an unexpected inconvenience and delay as the pilot refused to resume the journey after making an emergency landing in Jaipur.

19 Jun 2023


IndiGo to buy 500 Airbus planes in mega aviation deal

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has signed a deal to buy 500 aircraft from Airbus at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Reuters reported.

08 Jun 2023


Will refund fare: Air India to passengers who were stranded

Air India on Thursday said that it will offer the full amount to all the passengers on a Delhi-San Francisco flight who were stranded in the remote Russian town of Magadan due to a technical glitch on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2023


Air India sending ferry flight to Russia for stranded passengers

Air India said on Wednesday that it is sending a ferry flight to Russia, where 216 passengers en route to San Francisco were stranded due to a technical issue on its flight on Tuesday.

06 Jun 2023


Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight diverted to Russia after glitch

An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was reportedly diverted to Russia after the captain detected some engine glitch.

Passenger abuses, assaults Air India crew members, handed to security

A passenger onboard a Goa-Delhi Air India flight on Monday abused crew members and assaulted one of them unprovoked, ANI reported, quoting the airline's spokesperson.

17 May 2023

Akasa Air

Man arrested for smoking 'beedi' on Akasa Air's Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight

A 56-year-old man was arrested after being caught smoking a beedi on an Akasa Air flight from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru.

17 May 2023


Turbulence on Delhi-Sydney Air India flight leaves 7 passengers injured

At least seven passengers sustained injuries after an Air India flight from Delhi to Sydney encountered severe turbulence mid-air, PTI reported, quoting a senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

06 May 2023


Scorpion bites passenger on Air India's Nagpur-Mumbai flight: Report

A passenger onboard an Air India flight from Nagpur to Mumbai was stung by a scorpion last month, an official statement from the airline revealed on Saturday.

27 Apr 2023

Ratan Tata

Air India pilots seek Ratan Tata's help amid salary dispute

More than 1,500 Air India pilots have written to Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata, seeking his intervention in resolving the ongoing deadlock with the company's management over revised terms of service agreement and salary allowances, reported News18.

Air India pilot entertains woman inside cockpit, DGCA launches probe

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched a probe after a crew complained against an Air India pilot-in-command for allegedly inviting a woman into the cockpit, violating the aviation regulator's safety norms.