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29 May 2019


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 2019


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.

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.

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 2019


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 2019


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 2019


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 2019


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.

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 2019

Narendra 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 2019

Narendra 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 2019

Times 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 2019


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 2019

Arun 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 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.

14 Dec 2018


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 2018


#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 2018


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 2018

Delhi 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 2018

Arvind 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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


#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 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.

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 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.

03 Oct 2018


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 2018


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.

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 2018

New 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 2018

Jet 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 2018


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.

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 2018


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 2018

Pakistan 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 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.

21 Aug 2018


#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 2018

Narendra 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 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.

18 Aug 2018

Kumar 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.