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23 Apr 2018


Monthly Rs. 200-250cr deficit leaves Air India's aircraft lying unutilized

Air India is in bad shape. The airline, which faces debts of Rs. 48,876cr, has seen a monthly cash deficit of Rs. 200-250cr, which has left it unable to purchase much-needed spares.

Severe turbulence injures 3, damages panels on Air India flight

Passengers of an Air India Amritsar-Delhi flight Thursday had the shock of their lives when they unexpectedly ran into severe turbulence.

19 Apr 2018


You might get Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed/cancelled

If the aviation ministry's recommendations are approved, you might soon be entitled to a compensation of up to Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed or cancelled, depending upon the impact.

18 Apr 2018


Air India flight delayed by 2hrs after staffer forgets cellphone

In a rather bizarre incident last month, an Ahmedabad-bound Air India Dreamliner from London's Heathrow airport suffered a two hour delay resulting out of nomophobia - the fear of being without a cellphone.

17 Apr 2018


Air India introduces 'family fee,' but you can avoid it

The next time you fly Air India, prepare to shell out up to Rs. 1,500 for sitting with your traveling group.

09 Apr 2018


100 flights cancelled as Mumbai Airport shuts-down for two days

Due to pre-monsoon repair and preventive maintenance work on the intersection of two cross-runways (09/27 and 14/32), Mumbai Airport will remain shut today and tomorrow for six hours.

06 Apr 2018


IndiGo is no longer buying Air India

IndiGo, India's largest domestic air carrier, which was among the first to express interest in buying Air India after the government announced its disinvestment, has now backed out, saying it doesn't have the capability required to successfully take on the airline's operations.

05 Apr 2018


Alliance Air to begin Delhi-Pathankot flight service from today

Alliance Air will begin a new service today between Delhi and Pathankot under a regional connectivity scheme, with the ticket price being fixed at Rs. 2,570.

03 Apr 2018

Air India Express

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.

30 Mar 2018


Here's all you need to know about Air India sale

Initiating the disinvestment process for India's national carrier Air India (AI) on Wednesday, the government issued a preliminary information memorandum (PIM) offering to sell 76% of its stake in the Maharaja.

28 Mar 2018

Vijay Mallya

Fugitive Vijay Mallya to marry this former Kingfisher air-hostess

Debt-ridden businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who owes over Rs. 9,800cr to Indian banks and faces legal trouble over unpaid dues and money-laundering, is reportedly going to marry for the third time.

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.

23 Mar 2018


Air-India supervisor slaps junior for serving non-veg food to passenger

An Air India cabin supervisor allegedly slapped a flight attendant for serving non-vegetarian food to a vegetarian passenger on board a Frankfurt-bound flight from New Delhi.

23 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia

Air India ends Saudi Arabia's overfly ban to reach Israel

National carrier Air India has scripted history by starting its direct maiden flight to Tel Aviv from New Delhi that reached safely in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Air India reschedules India-bound flights from US

Air India has rescheduled a couple of India-bound flights from the US on Wednesday due to inclement weather in northeastern America, the airline tweeted.

19 Mar 2018

NITI Aayog

Piyush Goyal: No airline-like dynamic pricing in Railways

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has scrapped a suggestion by a committee to introduce airline-like dynamic fares for all mail express trains.

15 Mar 2018

Turkish Airlines

Twitter restores Air India's hacked official Twitter handle

National carrier Air India's official Twitter account was hacked late last night for many hours before being restored, the airline said today.

14 Mar 2018


Customized Boeing 777s ready for PM, president, vice-president by 2020

For the first time, two Boeing 777-300 ERs are being customized for the Indian president, vice-president and prime minister, and will be ready for use by 2020, officials said.

07 Mar 2018


Netanyahu: Saudi okays Air India overflight rights for its Israel-routes

In what could be thawing of Israel and Saudi Arabia relations, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Saudi Arabia has granted Air India (AI) permission to fly over its territory on its new routes to and from Tel Aviv.

04 Mar 2018


Custom personnel seize Gold worth Rs. 1cr at Kochi Airport

Customs personnel at Kochi Airport have made nine seizures of gold worth Rs. 1 crore last week.

28 Feb 2018


Air India to hire 500 more cabin-crew staff by May

Disinvestment-bound Air India plans to hire 500 cabin crew members as the national carrier prepares to induct more aircraft and meet new regulatory requirements.

27 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

MEA directed to disclose Air-India bills for PM Modi's foreign-visits

RTI apex body Central Information Commission has directed External Affairs Ministry to disclose how much money was spent on chartering Air India aircraft for PM Narendra Modi's foreign trips during 2013-17.

24 Feb 2018

Indian Government

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.

14 Feb 2018


Transwoman seeks mercy killing after Air India rejection

A transwoman has sought permission from the president for mercy killing after having failed to secure a job as an airhostess with Air India.

11 Feb 2018


Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

Over 200 passengers narrowly escaped a deadly accident when two Vistara and Air India planes flying in the opposite directions missed each other by seconds.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: Air India sale, LTCG, corporate-tax, job creation and more

Arun Jaitley presented the first post-GST Budget amid high expectations of positive changes in tax rates.

28 Jan 2018


Mann ki Baat: Modi speaks about female empowerment

In his first Mann Ki Baat radio show of 2018 aired on All India Radio (AIR), Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Nari Shakti among other things and hailed female achievers who contributed immensely to India's transformation.

17 Jan 2018


IIT-B students asked to use separate plates for non-veg food

An email to students of IIT-Bombay purportedly from the mess coordinator of Hostel 11 has raked up a controversy.

16 Jan 2018


India abolishes Haj subsidy for pilgrims

The Center has withdrawn subsidies on Haj this year onwards. This could affect the 1.75L Muslims registered to go for the pilgrimage in 2018, the highest ever.

16 Jan 2018


Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

10 Jan 2018


Center approves 100% FDI in single-brand retail under automatic route

The government has approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail and construction development without government approval and relaxed norms for other sectors, including aviation.

10 Jan 2018

Narendra Modi

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

Earlier, a parliamentary panel advised the government to defer Air India's (AI) privatization. They urged them to give 5yrs for AI's revival.

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).

Pranav Dhanawade: From scoring 1,009 runs to quitting cricket

Pranav Dhanawade, the youngster who scripted history by scoring 1,009 runs in an innings, has reportedly stopped playing cricket due to slump in his form.

18 Dec 2017


Airlines scrap Rs. 3,000 fee on canceled domestic tickets

Airlines in India will no longer levy a Rs. 3,000 charge when travelers cancel domestic tickets.

14 Dec 2017


Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

Passengers of a Delhi-Vijayawada Air India flight yesterday had to sit inside the plane for 1.5 hours waiting for take-off.

13 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

What all was wrong with Modi's historic seaplane ride?

PM Narendra Modi made history by taking a seaplane ride from Sabarmati river to Dharoi dam in Mehsana during his Gujarat polls campaign.

Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2

The government's Air India privatization plan seems to have taken shape. The Centre would split the state-run airline into two before sale.

28 Nov 2017


Tardy flyer slaps Air India staffer, gets slapped back

After IndiGo received negative publicity for a staffer's misbehavior with a passenger, national carrier Air India (AI) is at the center of a similar controversy.

28 Nov 2017

Punjab National Bank

Pradeep Kharola replaces Rajeev Bansal as new Air India CMD

Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and managing director of Air India (AI).