Air India Express: News

19 May 2024


AI Express flight makes emergency landing after engine catches fire

A full-scale emergency was declared at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru on Saturday night after an Air India Express flight was forced to return due to a fire in one of its engines.

14 May 2024

AirAsia India

AI flight cancellation fiasco: Woman couldn't meet husband before death

The family of a woman said she couldn't bid farewell to her husband—who was in an ICU in Oman—before he passed away because her Air India Express flight was canceled last week.

12 May 2024


Kerala man threatens to jump off Air India Express flight

A man from Kerala, identified as Muhammad BC, has been arrested following a disturbance on an Air India Express flight from Dubai to Mangaluru.

09 May 2024

AirAsia India

AI Express fires cabin crew members over 'premeditated' sick leave

The Air India Express terminated the services of 25 cabin crew members on Thursday—a day after around 300 airline employees took a "massive sick leave."

08 May 2024

AirAsia India

Aviation ministry seeks Air India Express's report over flight cancellations

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has sought a comprehensive report from Air India Express over the cancellation of nearly 90 flights since Tuesday night.

08 May 2024


70 AI Express flights canceled; crew takes 'mass sick leave' 

More than 70 Air India Express flights were canceled on Wednesday after the cabin crew members took a "massive sick leave," reports said.

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.

Kolkata: IndiGo plane hits stationary AI aircraft, DGCA off-rosters pilots

In another closely avoided runway mishap, an IndiGo aircraft inadvertently grazed the wings of a stationary Air India Express flight at Kolkata airport.

Part found missing in Indian Boeing 737 MAX aircraft: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday said that a "missing washer" was found in an Indian Boeing 737 MAX airplane during a fleet inspection.

20 Dec 2023


Ram Mandir inauguration: Air India Express to begin Delhi-Ayodhya flight 

Air India Express is set to launch its first-ever flight from Delhi to Ayodhya on December 30, just in time for the Ram temple's inauguration.

24 Feb 2023


Kerala: Full emergency declared at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

In yet another aviation-related incident in India, a full emergency was announced at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala on Friday after a Dammam-bound Air India Express flight from Calicut (also known as Kozhikode) was diverted to the state capital amid suspicions of a reported hydraulic failure.

03 Feb 2023


Air India Express flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight returned to Abu Dhabi airport shortly after take-off as flames were detected in one of the engines, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

14 Sep 2022


Air India Express plane's engine catches fire at Muscat airport

Nearly 145 passengers and crew members were evacuated from an Air India Express flight heading for Kochi after one of its engines caught fire at Muscat airport in Oman.

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."

17 Jul 2022


Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

Air India Express's Calicut-Dubai flight was diverted to Muscat, Oman, on Saturday night after a burning smell was observed in the cabin mid-air, PTI reported.

27 Jan 2022

Air India

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.

10 Oct 2021

Air India

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.

09 Apr 2021


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.

10 Aug 2020


Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

At least 14 people, who were traveling on the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode Airport last Friday, are in critical condition, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday.

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.

08 Aug 2020


Two crashes, similar reasons: Kerala's mishap reminds of Mangaluru accident

Last evening, an Air India Express repatriation flight met with a terrible tragedy while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode Airport, killing at least 18 people, including both pilots.

08 Aug 2020


Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.

07 Aug 2020


Air India Express flight carrying 191 onboard crashes; 16 dead

An Air India Express flight coming from Dubai to Kerala's Kozhikode with as many as 191 people on board crashed after skidding off the runway while landing at the Karipur Airport on Friday.

09 May 2020


Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

As part of Vande Bharat Mission, India's biggest repatriation operation, eight flights will bring Indians from seven different countries soon.

27 Jan 2020

Qatar Airways

Government wants to sell entire stake in Air India

The government wants to sell Air India and has invited bids for the same. But unlike its previous attempt in 2018, this time the government has put its complete stake in the debt-ridden airlines on sale.

30 Dec 2018


Worse than turbulence? Air India passenger strips naked mid-flight

Around 150 passengers who were travelling from Dubai to Lucknow on board an Air India Express flight were in for an unpleasant surprise on Saturday.

15 Oct 2018


Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

An Air India flight's collision with a boundary wall has left foreign media absolutely bewildered.

12 Oct 2018


Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe

In yet another bizarre incident in the aviation sector in India, an Air India flight from Tamil Nadu's Trichy to Dubai collided with the boundary wall at the Trichy airport late on Thursday night.

24 Aug 2018


12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD

There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.

18 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Alliance Air to operate 'proving flight' to Kochi naval base

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a "proving flight" to Kochi's naval base in Kerala today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR type aircraft from there.

17 Aug 2018


Kerala Floods: Air India to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram

National carrier Air India today said its flights scheduled to depart from the Kochi airport, which has been shut down till August 26 due to floods, will operate from Thiruvananthapuram.

10 Jul 2018


Air India Express plane overshoots runway in Mumbai, averts mishap

A major mishap was averted today after an Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai-airport amid heavy rains.

27 May 2018


IndiGo, Air India Express among world's 5 cheapest airlines

India's low-cost carriers Air India Express and IndiGo have been ranked second and fifth respectively in a Global Flight Pricing Report prepared by Melbourne-based Rome2rio, a multimodal travel planning site.

03 Apr 2018

Air India

Over 21,000 employees of disinvestment-bound Air India await March salary

The debt-laden national carrier Air India has delayed the payment of salaries for the month of March and is yet to intimate the employees about reasons for the delay, sources said.

28 Mar 2018

Jet Airways

Government calls for bids for 75% stake-sale in Air India

The government has called for bids for sale of 76% stake in Air India (AI), which has debts of Rs. 52,000cr.

24 Feb 2018

Air India

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.

08 Jan 2018


Parliamentary panel: Don't privatize Air India, give 5yrs for revival

Parliamentary Standing committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture plans to tell the government that this is not an appropriate time to privatize Air India (AI).

11 Feb 2017

Air India

Air India Express eyes tie-ups to manage revenue losses

Low-cost carrier Air India Express (AIE) is looking for code-sharing agreements with other airlines for routes in South East Asia, following the loss of revenue from West Asia.