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29 May 2019Karnataka
Now, fly from Bengaluru to Mysuru in just 55 mins
People traveling between Bengaluru and Mysuru will soon be able to their destination in just 55 minutes.
15 May 2019India
AI pilot alleges senior asked, 'Don't you need sex everyday?'
Air India initiated a high-level inquiry on Wednesday after one of its pilots accused her colleague and commander of sexually harassing her.
01 May 2019Directorate General of Civil Aviation
AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director
A senior pilot of Air India, Arvind Kathpalia, has recently been promoted as the Regional Director (Northern Region) of the national carrier.
29 Apr 2019Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Delhi: Immigration-system server down at airport, long queues at counter
Immigration system server was down at Delhi airport after midnight, resulting in long queues of people at immigration counters.
28 Apr 2019India
Air India software shutdown: 137 flights to be delayed today
The five-hour shutdown of Air India's check-in software, which occurred yesterday morning, is still causing its ripple effect as the airline said 137 flights will be running with a delay today.
27 Apr 2019India
No cancellation-charges for #AirIndia tickets canceled within 24hrs of booking
Air India has decided that from May 1, if a customer wants to cancel his/her air ticket or make changes in it within 24 hours of booking, he/she will not be charged any fee, according to an airline document.
27 Apr 2019India
Server problem affects Air India flights across world, passengers furious
On Friday, all domestic and international flights of Air India were affected after the airline suffered a server issue, making passengers angry.
06 Apr 2019India
Pakistan partially opens airspace for west-bound flights from India
Pakistan has opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India, said a senior government official today.
27 Mar 2019United States of America
Air India's new menu to have curd-rice, jal jeera, mithai
Air India is all set to give its in-flight menu a makeover for international passengers from April 1.
26 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
After Air India, GoAir discontinues boarding passes with PM's picture
After Air India, GoAir has decided to discontinue their boarding passes featuring the pictures of PM Narendra Modi and Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani.
25 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
Air India withdraws boarding passes with PM Modi's picture
Air India has decided to withdraw the boarding passes featuring the pictures of PM Narendra Modi and Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani, after former Punjab DGP Shashi Kant's tweet sparked a controversy.
10 Mar 2019Times of India
US handcuffs, deports Air India pilot for downloading child pornography
An Air India pilot was handcuffed, deplaned and deported from the US for allegedly accessing and downloading child pornography, officials of the national carrier said on Sunday.
05 Feb 2019Mumbai
Passenger finds dead cockroach in food served, Air India apologizes
A few days ago, a passenger traveling from Bhopal to Mumbai aboard Air India flight AI-634 had complained of being served a cockroach in his breakfast.
09 Jan 2019Arun Jaitley
Government eyeing to pocket $1bn from sale of Air India
According to an official, the government is planning to raise around $1bn (around Rs. 7,000cr) from the sale of state-run carrier Air India in the next financial year.
30 Dec 2018Dubai
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.
14 Dec 2018India
PM Modi's foreign trips cost taxpayers over Rs. 2,000cr
Since he was elected to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited dozens of countries, and met world leaders in a bid to increase India's influence on the global stage.
14 Nov 2018India
#FinancialBytes: 5 best credit cards in India for frequent flyers
For many, traveling is a passion and an escape from their hectic life. Though traveling has become popular in India, it has also become expensive.
14 Nov 2018Mumbai
Woman abuses Air India crew after being denied alcohol, held
A business class passenger verbally abused an Air India crew member after she was denied extra alcohol aboard a London-bound flight from Mumbai.
12 Nov 2018Delhi High Court
AI pilot, who failed alcohol-test twice, grounded for 3 years
On Monday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended the flying license of Air India pilot Capt. Arvind Kathpalia, who failed the BA (Breath Analyzer Test) on Sunday, for three years.
10 Nov 2018Arvind Kejriwal
While Delhi chokes, Delhi CM Kejriwal is vacationing in Dubai
While Delhi is choking under a blanket of haze, its Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has flown out of the country is currently in Dubai with his wife on a "private trip".
08 Nov 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: Air India's ground staff on strike, off-duty workers called
Following a strike by contractual ground staff of Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL), a subsidiary of Air India, several flights were delayed in Mumbai on Thursday.
03 Nov 2018Mumbai
Air India cancels Mumbai-Jeddah flight after massive 8-hour delay
National carrier Air India canceled a Jeddah-bound flight from Mumbai via Hyderabad late yesterday night, eight hours after its scheduled departure time, without offering any reason to around 300 harried passengers for the inordinate delay.
01 Nov 2018India
#QatarAirways: Water tanker collides with aircraft in Kolkata airport
In yet another avoidable mishap in India's aviation sector, around 100 passengers were stranded at the Kolkata airport in the wee hours of Thursday after a water tanker collided with a Qatar Airways aircraft near its landing gear.
15 Oct 2018Dubai
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.
Air India air hostess falls off plane while closing door
A 53-year-old air hostess was injured today after falling off an Air India aircraft which was getting ready for departure at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
12 Oct 2018India
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.
03 Oct 2018India
Pay cab charges if you're late: Air India warns crew
Air India (AI) cabin crew, who turn up late for their flights, will now have to pay the transportation cost otherwise paid by the Airlines.
01 Oct 2018Mumbai
Man causes panic on board Mumbai-Jodhpur Air India flight
A man being escorted by four police personnel on board an Air India flight from Mumbai managed to pull a fast one on the crew by falsely telling them that he was being kidnapped by them, sending the airline's personnel into a tizzy.
24 Sep 2018Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Air India-SATS employee arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport
Two people, including an employee of Air India SATS (AISATS), have been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth roughly Rs. 17L at Delhi airport, an official statement said today.
18 Sep 2018New Jersey
How this Air India pilot saved lives of 370 passengers
On Monday, reports surfaced detailing the nightmarish ordeal Air India pilots had to endure on September 11 when they had to battle low fuel, multiple systems failure, and bad weather to safely land a 15-hour-long flight from New Delhi to New York.
07 Sep 2018Jet Airways
Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake
On Friday evening, an Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram to the Maldives ended up landing on an unoperational runway in Velana International Airport.
04 Sep 2018India
GST on overseas air tickets violates international norms: IATA Chief
Levying GST on overseas air tickets violates international norms and also weakens the competitiveness of carriers, IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac said Tuesday.
01 Sep 2018Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Drunk man pees on woman's seat on Air India flight
An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from AI.
30 Aug 2018Goa
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar flies to US for medical treatment
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today left for the US for medical treatment, an official said.
27 Aug 2018Pakistan News
1981 Air India Flight Hijack: Delhi court acquits two accused
A Delhi court today acquitted two men, Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh, accused of hijacking a New Delhi-Srinagar Air India flight.
24 Aug 2018India
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.
21 Aug 2018Kochi
#KeralaFloods: Kochi airport suffers estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr
The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has suffered an estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr in the floods, an official in Kochi said today.
19 Aug 2018Narendra Modi
Willing to fly planes to Kerala voluntarily, without payment: Pilots
The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing its willingness to fly planes to Kerala on a "voluntary basis" in the larger interest of the affected people in the state.
18 Aug 2018Narendra 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.
18 Aug 2018Kumar Mangalam Birla
Unpaid Air India pilots threaten to stop flight operations
A section of Air India pilots have threatened to stop flight operations if the airline fails to clear their overdue flight allowances immediately.