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India will always stand by Vietnam: President
By Vikas Datta, On Board Air India One, Sep 17 : India has always stood by Vietnam and will continue to do so, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday, and expressed confidence their strategic partnership will steadily augment and they will provide stability and growth to the region and the world.
Praise of government based on facts: President
By Vikas Datta, On Board Air India One, Sep 17 : President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said his praise of the Narendra Modi government was based on facts.
Don't ascribe political angularity to Indian oil scouting: President
By Vikas Datta, On Board Air India One, Sep 17 : India has been searching for oil and gas in the South China Sea for nearly three decades now and the move has no "political angularity", President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday.
Vietnam oil blocks promising, says petroleum minister
By Vikas Datta, On board Air India One, Sep 17 : The oil blocks offered to India by Vietnam seem promising, according to initial studies, and should not present a problem as they are well in the southeastern Asian country's territorial waters, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan ...
Haj flights delayed in Goa, Congress blames central government
Panaji, Sep 12 : The Congress has accused the NDA government of harassing minorities after 432 Haj pilgrims were stranded at a Goa airport for hours on Thursday and Friday after their Air India fights to Saudi Arabia got delayed.
Praful Patel forced Air India board to buy 40 extra planes, says ...
New Delhi, Sept 11 : Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai has claimed that former Union Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel had pressurized the Air India board to buy an extra 40 planes.
Domestic airlines pitch in for relief effort in Kashmir
New Delhi, Sep 11 : Domestic airline sector companies like Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India Thursday said they have made specific contributions in the ongoing relief and rescue operations going on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
Air India declares free passage for tourists stranded in Srinagar
New Delhi, Sep.10 : As Jammu and Kashmir remains under flood water, Air India has decided to provide free service to tourists trapped in the area.
Two Air India flights deployed for flood-hit Srinagar, says aviation ...
New Delhi, Sept.9 : Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati said here on Tuesday that two special Air India flights have been deployed for flood-hit Srinagar.
Bonanza for air travellers from Air India
New Delhi, Aug 26 : National carrier Air India Tuesday announced a bonanza for its travellers on the occasion of its merger day on Aug 27, by offering a new scheme whereby tickets will be offered starting as low as Rs.100 apart from all applicable taxes.
Air India to celebrate merger with IA
New Delhi, Aug 26 : National carrier Air India Tuesday said it will be observing Aug 27 (Wednesday) as Air India Day, the day erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India were amalgamated into one airline.
Air India flight with failed engine makes emergency landing in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug. 22 : An Air India flight form Delhi to Ahmedabad had to make an emergency landing in Japiur today after its left engine stopped working.
Tyres burst as Air India flight lands in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : Two rear tyres of an Air India flight from Maldives burst soon after it touched down at the international airport here, an airline official said.
Russia to repair India's anti-submarine aircraft
Moscow, Aug 15 : A Russian producer of anti-submarine planes has said it will effect consecutive repairs of five Il-38SD aircraft which are in service with India.
Air India to use biometric attendance system
New Delhi, Aug 14 : In a bid to ensure timely and regular attendance of its employees national carrier Air India Thursday said that it will install a biometric attendance system.
Air India sends rescue aircraft to Tunisia
New Delhi, Aug 6 : National passenger carrier Air India Tuesday operated a special relief flight to Tunisia to evacuate Indians fleeing from the on-going fighting in the region.
Air India to evacuate Indians stranded in Libya
Mumbai, Aug 6 : Air India Wednesday deployed a special aircraft to Tunisia to airlift Indians stranded in neighbouring Libya, an official said here.
Air India has spent USD 1.80 bn on Boeing Dreamliner
New Delhi, Aug 4 : Air India has spent USD 1.80 billion in acquiring 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the last three financial years.
Air India leases out Mumbai property to make some money
New Delhi, Aug 4 : Loss-making passenger carrier Air India has leased out commercial property at its iconic landmark headquarters at Nariman Point in Mumbai to raise funds.
Air India targets global aviation market
By Anasudhin Azeez, Birmingham, Aug 3 : India's national carrier Air India, the new entrant in the 27-member Star Alliance, is overhauling its systems to take India's flag carrier to the next level of the global aviation market and meet the challenges arising from the new alliance.
Kerry, Sushma to chair India-US Strategic Dialogue
New Delhi, July 31 : US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has said that the US is prepared to work "hand in hand" with the Narendra Modi government, is to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here Thursday.
'Air India's Star Alliance means more than flying miles'
By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, July 24 : It took eight years and a host of hiccups before flag carrier Air India finally joined Star Alliance, the world's largest airline accord. And finally, the 60 million passengers who fly from the world's fifth largest aviation market will gain better global ...
Indian carriers to shun Ukrainian airspace
New Delhi, July 18 : India's civil aviation ministry Friday said Air India - which resumed its flights to Moscow after over a decade - and Jet Airways will immediately change their flight paths to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine.
Indian passenger carriers to shun Ukrainian airspace
New Delhi, July 18 : The civil aviation ministry Friday said that Air India and Jet Airways will change the route of their flights to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine.
Air India flight makes emergency landing at Newark Airport following ...
New York, July 15 : An Air India flight, bound for Mumbai, was forced to return to New Jersey and make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after its engine was reported to have caught fire.
Air India becomes 27th member of Star Alliance
New Delhi, July 11 : State-run Air India Friday became 27th member of Star Alliance. The move will provide customers access to lounges of member airlines the world over and single-ticket travel across airlines and other such facilities.
Air India set to join Star Alliance Friday
New Delhi, July 10 : Air India will formally join global airline agreement Star Alliance Friday, a senior airline official said.
Air India to get Rs.6,500 crore of fresh equity
New Delhi, July 10 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday proposed infusion of an additional equity of Rs.6,500 crore in the cash-strapped national passenger carrier Air India for the current fiscal.
24 AP nurses return safely from Iraq to Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jul 5 : Twenty four nurses from different towns of Andhra Pradesh have safely returned from the troubled torn Iraq where they were working and were subjected to hardships in the ongoing political strife by a special Air India flight which landed at Shamshabad airport here this evening.
Indian nurses given thumping welcome on return home from Iraq
Kochi, July 5 : The special Air India plane carrying 46 Indian nurses, who had been held captive in Iraq, has finally landed in Kochi, and given a thumping welcome. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy also joined the families of the nurses, who anxiously waited for their arrival.