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'Star Alliance membership will aid Air India's turnaround'
By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, Dec 21 : Air India stands to gain upto $100 million (over Rs.600 crore) in the first year of its membership of Star Alliance, the the world's largest airline accord that brings together 27 carriers for increasing passenger share and earnings, the top official of the ...
Air India to add extra capacity in domestic sector
New Delhi, Dec 20 : With aviation capacity coming under strain, national carrier Air India Saturday said that it is planning to ramp up capacity in the domestic sector by inducting more aircraft.
Air India crew detained in Moscow
New Delhi, Dec 9 : The cabin crew of national carrier Air India were detained in Russian recently due to visa issues, parliament was informed Tuesday.
Civil aviation minister reviews Air India's performance
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati Saturday reviewed the performance of national carrier Air India, and was apprised about the progress made in the field of revenues, reduction of cost, customer services and social media.
Air India signs MoU with NBCC for the monetization of land assets
New Delhi, Dec.4 : Air India signed an MoU with the National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC) here today for the monetization of surplus land assets of the national carrier.
Air India takes cost cutting measures
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Debt-ridden national carrier Air India has taken cost-cutting measures to reduce its financial burden and hike revenue inflows.
New fleet boost for Alliance Air, will ferry more passengers
By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, Dec 1 : Air India's wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Air will soon get a fleet of eight new state-of-the-art ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft from ATR of France.
Air India, Army XI reach Beighton semis
Kolkata, Nov 29 : Formidable Air India and defending champions Army XI won in contrasting styles to sail into the semi final of the 19th All India Beighton Cup hockey tournament here Saturday.
Air India flight catches fire at Kolkata Airport, passengers safe
Kolkata, Nov. 29 : The passengers onboard an Air India flight had a close shave on Saturday after the wheel of the flight reportedly caught fire at the Kolkata Airport.
50 Air India pilots quit this year, says minister
New Delhi, Nov 25 : National passenger carrier Air India has lost 50 pilots, who have tendered in their resignation this year, the Rajya Sabha was told Tuesday.
CPI-M to strongly oppose any move by govt. to privatise Air India, ...
New Delhi, Nov. 10 : The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday stated that it will forcefully oppose any move by the Centre regarding the possibility of the privatization of the national carrier Air India, both inside and outside the Parliament. The party further added that such a step ...
Those responsible for 2006 Air India-Boeing deal must be held ...
New Delhi, Nov.8 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday stated that those who were responsible for the controversial Air India-Boeing deal of 2006 must be held accountable as per the course of law.
Air India to increase Birmingham-Delhi flights
New Delhi, Nov 8 : National passenger carrier Air India Saturday said that it plans to increase the flight frequency of its Delhi-Birmingham flights to daily services from four times a week.
Air India pilots save passenger's life during flight
New Delhi, Nov 7 : Alert pilots of Air India flight from Bangkok to Mumbai made an unscheduled landing at Kolkata airport on Wednesday to respond to an on-board medical emergency, an airline official said Friday.
Air Astana signs code-share agreement with Air India
New Delhi, Nov.6 : Kazakhstan's largest airline Air Astana has signed a free flow code-share agreement with state-run airline and Star Alliance member Air India.
United SC beat Air India 2-1 in Durand Cup
Raia (Goa), Oct 31 : United SC defeated Air India 2-1 in a crucial second round Pool B match to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the 127th Durand Cup football tournament at the Raia Sports Complex here Friday.
Air India signs code share pact with Air Astana
New Delhi, Oct 29 : National carrier and Star Alliance member Air India has signed a free flow code-share agreement with Air Astana JSC, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, an official statement said here Wednesday.
Hockey: IOCL, MP Academy emerge champs
Bangalore, Oct 17 : Old faithfuls and former India stars Prabhjot Singh and Deepak Thakur scored a goal apiece to help Indian Oil Corporation Ltd beat their old foes Air India 2-0 in the men's final while MP Academy overcame Haryana 5-4 for the women's crown in the Hockey Karnataka's inaugural ...
IOC to meet Air India in final
Bangalore, Oct 16 : Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Ltd. did Air India a favour by defeating Army XI 2-1 in the concluding league fixture of Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India Hockey Tournament here Thursday.
Hockey: Army XI ride on Aind's hat-trick
Bangalore, Oct 13 : An inspired Army XI struck telling blows in the last quarter with Chandan Aind achieving a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to beat Air India 5-3 in Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India hockey tournament here Monday.
Air India chief gets 10-month extension
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The government Monday extended Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan's tenure by another 10 months.
In festive season bargain, Air India buys insurance for cheap
By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, Oct 12 : If e-commerce sites vied for eyeballs this festive season, insurers lined up with an array of offers for national carrier Air India, with the carrier walking away with an extremely lucrative USD 28 million cover for its 122 aircraft fleet valued at nearly USD 10 ...
Hockey: Shivender stars in Air India's win
Bangalore, Oct 11 : Former India forward Shivender Singh rescued Air India with a three-goal strike to help his team beat Bharat Petroleum 4-2 for their first win in Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India invitational hockey tournament here Saturday.
Hockey: Full points for Indian Oil
Bangalore, Oct 10 : Veterans and former India stars Deepak Thakur and Prabhjot Singh scored a goal apiece to script a 3-1 win for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd against Air India on the opening day of the Bengaluru Cup All-India invitational hockey tournament here Friday.
DGCA grounds three aircraft belonging to domestic operators
New Delhi, Oct 10 : In a series of surprise checks over the week, the aviation regulator has grounded three aircraft belonging to domestic operators such as Air India.
Air India to launch direct flight services to Pantnagar
New Delhi, Oct 8 : National carrier Air India Wednesday said it will launch direct flights from the national capital to Pantnagar, Uttarakhand from Oct 14.
Air India staff suspended over negligence
New Delhi, Oct 4 : Cracking the whip against negligent Air India employees, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Saturday suspended ground handling and security officers for lapses in detecting a stun grenade in one of the airline's planes that was to operate from Jeddah to Mumbai.
Stun grenade on-board Air India plane: Civil Aviation Minister
New Delhi, Oct 4 : Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Saturday contradicted Air India's denial that no lethal object was found in its aircraft which was to operate from Jeddah to Mumbai.
'Explosive' on Air India VVIP aircraft was plastic wrapper!
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 4 : A suspected explosive device onboard a stand-by Air India VVIP aircraft has turned out to be a plastic wrapper, an airline official said in New Delhi Saturday.
Air India probes defused explosive aboard VVIP aircraft
Mumbai, Oct 4 : Indian security agencies have launched an investigation into the discovery of a defused explosive on board an Air India VVIP special aircraft at Jeddah Airport early Saturday.