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Air India becomes latest A320 neo operator
New Delhi, Feb 17 : India's national carrier Air India has become the latest A320 neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India.

Air India makes emergency landing at Ankara Airport, 200 passengers ...
New Delhi , Feb.17 : More than 200 Air India passengers have been left stranded at Ankara Airport since February 16. Flight number AI130 LHR-BOM was travelling from London Heathrow to Mumbai when it made a medical emergency landing at Ankara Airport.

Air India flight carrying Union Min. Mahesh Sharma returns
New Delhi, , Feb. 16 : Air India's air borne flight from Delhi to Gorakhpur that had Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma onboard, returned back to Delhi on Thursday due to a technical snag.

Not satisfied with action taken against Kathpalia: AI to DGCA
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : Air India Pilot Union on Wednesday wrote to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), saying it's not satisfied with action taken against its pilot, Arvind Kathpalia.

AI senior pilot suspended for failing breath analyser test
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday suspended Air India's senior pilot Arvind Kathpalia for three months as he failed the Breath Analyser (BA) test.

Finally, Lahore High Court permits Pakistani Channels to air Indian ...
New Delhi , Feb. 14 : Finally, Bollywood lovers in Pakistan will not have to suffer as the Lahore High Court has allowed private television channels, having valid licences, to broadcast Indian movies.

Air India fleet will now have Airbus 320 neo aircraft
New Delhi , Feb. 14 : National carrier Air India's first Airbus 320 neo aircraft will be delivered on February 16. A total of seven Airbus 320 aircrafts will be included to strengthen the Air India fleet.

Air India all set to welcome Airbus 320 neo aircraft
New Delhi, Feb. 13 : Air India is all set to induct the first Airbus 320 neo aircraft which will be delivered on February 16, making it the third domestic carrier to have this latest single-aisle plane from Airbus.

Air India's balance sheet to be restructured and debt reduced: Jayant ...
New Delhi , Feb.9 : Air India's balance sheet has to be restructured and debt reduced as part of the transformation of the national carrier, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

Air India's balance sheet to be restructured and debt reduced, says ...
New Delhi , Feb 9 : Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday said that Air India's balance sheet has to be restructured and debt reduced as part of the transformation of the national carrier.

Air India executive pilot fails breathe analyzer test
New Delhi , Feb.9, : Air India's Executive Director for Operations, Captain A. Kathpalia has been rostered off duty after failing a breathe analyzer test.

FIR against Jet Airways, Air India pilots for failing post-flight ...
New Delhi , Feb. 3: An FIR has been filed against two pilots from Air India and Jet Airways respectively for failing post-flight breath analyser test in 2016.

CBI books Air India, IBM officials in Rs 225 cr software scam
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case against unknown officials of Air India, German Software company and another company of from the USA and other unknown persons regarding improper procurement of software for Rs.225 Crores (approx.) by Air ...

Flightstats clarifies: 'Bloomberg misquoted about Air India being ...
New Delhi , Jan.12 : Flight data services and applications leader Flightstats on Thursday issued a clarification with regard financial software, data, and media company Bloomberg portraying India's national carrier Air India as the third worst airline in the world.

Air India rubbishes survey listing it as third worst airline
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Air India on Monday alleged that the reports published by flight data firm FlightStats listing it as the third worst performing airline in the world to be fabricated, assuring that the management will investigate the matter till the end.

SC refuses to interfere in aircraft purchase scam, asks CBI to ...
New Delhi, Jan 5 : : Refusing to interfere in the alleged scam in the purchase and leasing of aircraft by Air India between 2004 and 2008 when Praful Patel was the Civil Aviation Minister, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI to investigate into it, reports said.

Air India launches Delhi-Madrid direct flight
Madrid [Spain] Dec. 2 : National carrier, Air India has started its Delhi-Madrid direct, non-stop, thrice-a-week flight from Thursday.

Five foreigners assault Air India lady crew member
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 : Five foreigners, including two females, misbehaved, threatened and assaulted a lady crew member on Air India flight 301 during a journey from Sydney to New Delhi.

Air India to take blood samples to know alcohol intake by staff
New Delhi , Oct. 26 : In wake of the increasing violation of rules by its staff, Air India on Wednesday decided to take blood samples of the pilots along with prevalent breath analyser to assess the accurate intake of alcohol.

To save fuel and time, Air India to fly over Pacific Ocean to San ...
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : Now, you can reach San Francisco early, as Air India today announced its new route from Delhi to San Francisco over the Pacific Ocean which will save both fuel and time.

Vice President Ansari calls for global effort to eliminate menace of ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 : Asserting that terrorism has become a global issue which was disturbing social peace and impacting development, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has said that it is in everyone's interest to eliminate this menace.

India has a very focused approach to all regions of Africa, says Vice ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has said that India is now pursuing a much focused approach to all the different regions of Africa, and his visit to Nigeria and Mali in West Africa was part of that approach.

Attack on Nigerian nationals in India not 'racially motivated': Vice ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Monday said that the repeated attacks of the Nigerian nationals in India were just "stray incidents" and were neither specific to citizens of any particular country nor racially motivated.

European Higher Education Fair India brings world's top ranked ...
New Delhi , Sept. 22 : The European Higher Education Fair India 2016 (EHEF)being organised by the European Union Delegation to India has attracted the participation of more than 100 higher education institutions from 26 EU Member States.

Kolkata Airport: AI gets a nod from security agencies, services ...
Kolkata, Sept 20 : Air India has restored its services following a nod from security officials after a bomb scare brought things to a standstill at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday morning.

Caller claims bomb on Air India flight, high alert in Kolkata airport
Kolkata, Sept 20 : : A call claiming that there is a bomb on the Guwahati-bound flight pressed the alarm leading to a heightened security at Kolkata airport on Tuesday morning, reports said.

NAM an important forum to raise terrorism as threat to development, ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept.16 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has said that the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) is an important forum, and that India would certainly raise the issue of terrorism as it has been raising it in other fora.

Air India announces two free air tickets to winners of Rio ...
New Delhi , Sept. 11 : National carriers Air India on Sunday facilitated Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati who won gold and bronze medal respectively for India at Rio, by giving them two business class tickets.

CMD warns employees against sabotaging Air India progress
New Delhi , Sept. 5 : Chairman and Managing Director of Air India Ashwani Lohani on Monday warned "mischievous" elements attempting to "sabotage the progress of Air India" of "exemplary disciplinary action".

Goa customs dept seizes 2.5 kg gold ornaments from commode of Air ...
Panaji [Goa] Aug. 29 : The Goa customs department on Monday claimed to have seized 2.5 kg gold ornaments from the commode of Air India's 'AI 994' Dubai-Goa-Bengaluru flight at Dabolim International Airport here.