Air India Air Transport Services Limited was founded by J. R. D. Tata as Tata Airlines on 15th October 1932. Owned by the Government of India, it is the national airline company of India. With a fleet size of 115 planes, it serves around 90 domestic and international destinations and goes with the slogan “Air India... Truly Indian”.
25 May 2020
Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate flights with occupied middle seat for ten days, till June 6.
24 May 2020
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
Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan
Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, along with a 57-member cast and crew of his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham, has returned to India.
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.
03 May 2020
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.
18 Apr 2020
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.
20 Mar 2020
Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.
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.
16 Mar 2020
Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.
15 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.
29 Feb 2020
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
Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea
The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.
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 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.
08 Feb 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast
Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.
03 Feb 2020
Third person tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala; patient stable
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday confirmed that a third person has tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state.
01 Feb 2020
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.
01 Feb 2020
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.
31 Jan 2020
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak declared 'global health emergency' by WHO
The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.
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.
29 Jan 2020
After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet bans comedian Kunal Kamra
Since heckling journalist Arnab Goswami on a flight on Tuesday, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has been banned by three airlines.
27 Jan 2020
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
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.
03 Jan 2020
Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace
The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".
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.
24 Aug 2019
PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor
PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE as part of a three-nation tour, was honored with the Gulf nation's highest civilian award on Saturday.
23 Aug 2019
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
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.
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.
01 May 2019
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 2019
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.