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11 Jan 2021

San Francisco

#CreatingHistory: Air India's all-woman crew flight lands in Bengaluru

Creating history, Air India's longest flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman crew landed in the city on Monday.

09 Jan 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.

08 Jan 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

06 Jan 2021

San Francisco

San Francisco welcomes first non-stop Air India flights to Bengaluru

San Francisco International Airport has welcomed the decision of Air India to fly the first-ever non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru to cater to the demand of passengers.

29 Dec 2020


Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.

22 Dec 2020


Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

Passengers who arrived at Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport from the UK protested against the authorities over the alleged delay in carrying out their coronavirus tests.

22 Dec 2020


Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.

14 Dec 2020

Tata Sons

Decades after exit, Tata Group expresses interest in Air India

One of India's largest conglomerates, the Tata Group, has submitted an expression of interest for acquiring the beleaguered national carrier Air India.

04 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

01 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

01 Oct 2020


First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

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


Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

Former cricketer Sanjay Dobal passes away after contracting coronavirus

Former Delhi all-rounder Sanjay Dobal has died at the age of 52 as he succumbed to complications from the novel coronavirus.

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.

30 May 2020


Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

22 May 2020


Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.

17 May 2020


Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

15 May 2020


Vande Bharat Mission: Returnees paid for quarantine at expensive hotels

Indians who managed to return home, at a time when coronavirus-induced travel restrictions have been levied on most parts of the globe, are now facing another challenge — exorbitant hotel rates.

09 May 2020


Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.

19 Apr 2020


Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Air India opens domestic flight bookings from May 4 onwards

National carrier Air India has decided to open bookings for select domestic flights scheduled to travel from May 4 onwards.

22 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: 69-year-old man dies in Surat; death toll reaches 7

As the coronavirus crisis in India worsens, three more deaths due to the viral disease were reported.

19 Mar 2020


IndiGo cuts employee salaries as coronavirus hits business hard

Budget carrier IndiGo on Thursday announced a pay cut for employees across various levels as an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has affected business.

29 Feb 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage

Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

27 Feb 2020


Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

25 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.

15 Feb 2020


AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

01 Feb 2020

Arnab Goswami

Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo; demands Rs. 25L

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has sent a legal notice to IndiGo airlines after the budget flier suspended him for six months.

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

Early Saturday morning, a special Air India flight flew 324 Indians to Delhi from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

31 Jan 2020


Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China

India will soon bring back around 400 Indians from China's Wuhan, which has been reeling under a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

30 Jan 2020


Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

Budget flier IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline after the latter heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.

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.

04 Jan 2020

Saudi Arabia

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

22 Sep 2019


Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

An Air India plane from Delhi to Vijayawada encountered severe turbulence which resulted in a commode in one of the lavatories being ripped out. Cabin crew were also reportedly injured in the incident, which occurred on September 17.

23 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

In France, PM Modi talks about friendship between both nations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to France for the G7 Summit, addressed the Indian diaspora at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday.

03 Aug 2019

Indian Army

J&K: After government's advisory, tourists rush to Srinagar Airport

A sense of uncertainty and panic has taken over Jammu and Kashmir after the government on Friday suspended Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave in wake of terror threats, about which the Army spoke about.