AirAsia India: News

02 Nov 2022

Air India

AirAsia sells remaining stakes in Indian arm to Air India

AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd. (AAGL) has sold its remaining shares in its Indian arm AirAsia (India) to Tata's Air India.

04 Jul 2022

Jet Airways

Over 50% IndiGo flights delayed as crew attend job interviews

More than 50% of the flights operated by IndiGo were delayed on Saturday due to Air India's recruitment process on the same day, according to the reports.

24 Aug 2021


When AirAsia, IndiGo flights came shockingly close to each other

AirAsia India's Ahmedabad-Chennai flight and IndiGo's Bengaluru-Vadodara flight came within eight kilometers of each other with 300 ft vertical separation between them over Mumbai airspace on January 29, according to an Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) report.

14 Dec 2020

Air India

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.

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.

19 Sep 2019

West Bengal

Transport strike in Delhi/NCR today against amended Motor Vehicles Act

Commuters in Delhi/NCR are likely to face problems on Thursday as a day-long transport strike has been called by the United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) to protest against the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

29 Oct 2018


Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha perished in chopper crash

It has been confirmed that Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester City FC, perished in the helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

28 Oct 2018


Chopper carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside King Power Stadium

A helicopter believed to be carrying Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman of football club Leicester City, crashed outside the King Power Stadium shortly after Leicester's home draw with West Ham United on Saturday night.

06 Sep 2018


Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

29 Aug 2018


AirAsia India inducts 19th aircraft; needs one more for international-operations

AirAsia India today announced the induction of 19th aircraft in its fleet and said it will add two new routes to its flight network from October.

27 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

19-year-old, 'unaware of pregnancy,' delivers and abandons dead-foetus on flight

A woman who gave birth to a premature stillborn baby onboard an Imphal-Guwahati-Delhi Air Asia flight two days ago wasn't aware she was pregnant, she has said.

25 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

Newborn's body with paper stuffed in mouth found on flight

In a shocking incident, the dead-body of an infant was found onboard a New Delhi-bound AirAsia flight inside the toilet.

19 Jul 2018


Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia today announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion.

22 Jun 2018

West Bengal

DGCA probing altercation between AirAsia staff, passengers: Jayant Sinha

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started a probe in an incident in which passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra got into an altercation with the airline staff after the flight was delayed by over 4-hours.

21 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Crying children, vomiting women: AirAsia's flight delay turns horrific

Many passengers on board an AirAsia flight bound for Bagdogra from Kolkata complained of ill-treatment by staff while the aircraft was grounded for over four hours.

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.

08 May 2018


Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

In a first, AirAsia will start a daily flight connecting Bengaluru with Surat from June 1 this year, the same month it completes 4 years in the business.

08 Apr 2018


AirAsia India expands its fleet size to 18 planes

AirAsia India has expanded its fleet size to 18 planes with the induction of a new Airbus A320, which will help it add new routes and enhance the frequency between Kolkata and Bagdogra.

26 Feb 2018

Jet Airways

Bengaluru: Check-in from airport buses, skip line

Have no check-in luggage, yet have to stand in queue to get your boarding pass? Why not take the BMTC volvo bus to the airport and do the check-in in the kiosks installed inside and get a printed boarding pass?

24 Feb 2018


AirAsia reintroduces Chennai-Bengaluru flights

Budget carrier AirAsia has resumed its service in the Chennai-Bengaluru sector, more than two years after it suspended operations on that route.

15 Jan 2018


Fake jobs scam targets AirAsia: Know how to protect yourself

Fake jobs scam in India are a dime a dozen. The latest to warn people is AirAsia, which has reportedly received several complaints regarding fraudulent offers on their behalf.

21 Aug 2017


Drone scare at IGI Airport, operations disrupted

Operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were suspended twice after an unidentified flying object (UFO) was sighted near the airport.

22 Jun 2017


Is Tata going to take over Air India?

The Centre is reportedly inquiring whether the Tata Group is interested in buying state-owned Air India of which the latter is the original promoter.

19 Apr 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Jio to offer Air Asia ticket discounts for users

Between June 20 to September 30, Reliance Jio users will be able to secure a 15% discount on flight tickets on Air Asia booked through the Air Asia app.

06 Apr 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Summer Surprise: Reliance withdraws complimentary benefits after TRAI advisory

Reliance is discontinuing 'Jio Summer Surprise' -three months complimentary benefits- after receiving an advisory from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

31 Mar 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Jio to launch Prime sequel

Reliance Jio is likely to release new disruptive plans starting from April 1, as its 'Happy New Year' free data plan is set to expire.

28 Mar 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Jio offers 120GB extra data for Prime users

Jio has started a new 'Buy one get one' offer, that gives Jio Prime members up to 120GB extra data for a nominal price.

24 Mar 2017

Jet Airways

IndiGo, GoAir limit altitude for A320neos after technical snags

After a series of technical snags, IndiGo and GoAir have asked pilots to limit the altitude for the new Airbus A320neo to 30,000 feet instead of the usual 36,000.

19 Mar 2017

Jet Airways

IndiGo seeks new A321neos

Sources said that InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates IndiGo Airlines, seeks to modify its Airbus A320neo planes' order to include some of the newer A321neo aircraft as well.

09 Mar 2017


Qatar Airways to launch India's first fully foreign-owned airline

Sources have confirmed that Qatar Airways seeks to launch India's first fully foreign-owned domestic airline.

21 Feb 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio extends free offer for 100 million customers

To celebrate 100 million-strong telecom customers base, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced a new Jio Prime offer beginning April 1, 2017.

01 Jan 2017


Delhi High Court rules on myriad issues

Delhi High Court has seen a significant number of public interest litigations (PIL) and litigation on a variety of issues.

15 Dec 2016


Court fines Patanjali Rs.11 lakh for misbranding and misrepresentation

A fine of Rs.11 lakh was levied on Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, by a Haridwar court for "misbranding and misrepresentation of its products."

Mistry makes U-turn as TATA veterans dispute his claims

FC Kohli, TCS's first CEO rubbished Mistry's claims about wanting to sell TCS to IBM; Mistry responded saying he meant that only Ratan Tata and not the group wanted to sell TCS.

Mistry rattles the Tatas: Of selling TCS and $12bn Corus-deal

Hitting back at Tatas, in a third letter clarifying his stance ousted Chairman Cyrus Misty rebuffed claims of not having contributed to TCS and JLR - the Tata cash cows.

01 Oct 2016

Jet Airways

IndiGo inducts new Airbus planes

IndiGo airline has started inducting Airbus A320neo planes with new engines into its fleet.

16 Sep 2016


Patanjali moves HC against ASCI notices

Patanjali Ayurved has petitioned the High Court accusing the ASCI of defamation and seeking interim relief against the ASCI's notices.

16 Aug 2016


Baba Ramdev accused for 'Misusing' the Cross in Patanjali ad

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali displays a cross which showcases the East India Company as a symbol of foreign companies.

06 Aug 2016


Patanjali, HUL, PepsiCo face regulators for misleading advertisements

India's advertising regulator Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) hauled up a fleet of consumer goods companies for broadcasting misleading advertisements to the public.