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  • Central net late equaliser to hold Air India 3-3 draw

    Mumbai : Central Railway, Mumbai struck a late equalizing third goal to snatch an exciting 3-3 draw with Air India, Delhi in a Group-A league match of the 14th PMC Bank-All India Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup hockey tournament and played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate on Tuesday. The Mumbai outfit Central against the run of play took the lead when Deepak Lakra scored a field goal in the 26th minute, but Air India,

  • Mumbai: 53-year-old Air India air hostess falls off aircraft, hospitalised

    Mumbai: A 53-year-old air hostess suffered “serious injuries” Monday after falling off an Air India aircraft which was getting ready for departure at the airport here, airline and hospital authorities said. The woman suffered multiple fractures in the incident and is under observation at the city-based Nanavati Hospital. The airline said the incident took place in the morning on the Air India’s New Delhi-bound flight AI 864 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International

  • Air India returns for GTB Gold Cup hockey

    Mumbai : Former champions Air India, after a one year gap of one year will be making a comeback and have confirmed their participation in the MHAL organised 14th PMC Bank-All India Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, which is scheduled to be played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate from October 14 to 23, 2018. The fancied Air India side, had emerged champions in 2016, but did not participate and defend

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    Suresh Prabhu orders high-level probe into Trichy-Dubai Air India mishap

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed a high-level enquiry into an incident in which an Air India Express Trichy-Dubai flight hit the compound wall of ATC at the Trichy International Airport on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The Minister further informed that a sub-committee has been formed by Air India for looking at safety-related issues.

  • Air India revival package to be ready soon: Jayant Sinha

    Kolkata: Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday said that the revival package of debt-ridden Air India (AI) was at its final stage and would be announced soon. The revival package is being undertaken after the government failed to divest the national carrier to private operators due to huge liabilities.

  • Air India revival package to be ready soon: Minister

    Kolkata: The Centre is working on a revival package with four elements, including financial assistance for Air India, and it will be made ready for approval soon, Union Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha said here. “Air India is on its way to become a strong, vibrant and globally competitive airline. We are working on the revival package for Air India which has four elements,” he said.

  • Air India to deploy ‘Jumbo’ jet on Mumbai, Kolkata routes in October-November

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India is set to fly its 423-seater, double-decker Boeing 747 aircraft to two key domestic destinations, Mumbai and Kolkata, starting October 16 to meet the demand during the festive season. With 12 seats in first class, 26 in business and 385 in economy class, the `Jumbo’ plane will operate one flight per day each to Kolkata and Mumbai from New Delhi between October 16 and October 21, Air

  • Government owes Air India Rs 1,147 crore for VVIP charter flights

    New Delhi: The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1,146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. According to the details furnished by the Air India on September 26 to applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), the Defence Ministry has outstanding bills of Rs 211.17 crore, Cabinet Secretariat and PMO Rs 543.18 crore and External Affairs Ministry

  • Belated merger but welcome

    For over four years, the Government did virtually nothing to push the economic reforms, focusing, instead, on the nuts and bolts of the economic system, fixing leakages, removing bottlenecks and trying to work the inherited economic engine as well as it could. The disinvestment process was halted, the public sector was sought to be freed from government controls in the hope that it would turn the corner. It did not. Air India

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    AI wants exemption from fees on lease transfer rights

    Mumbai: Air India wants the state’s revenue department to exempt it from paying fees on lease transfer rights. The 23-storeyed Air India building at Nariman Point is poised for sale, with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) evincing interest in buying the property.

  • Drunk man urinates on woman passenger’s seat in Air India international flight

    New Delhi: An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report  from the national carrier. The incident took place on August 30 when Air India flight AI 102 was on its way to New Delhi from New York.

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    Maharashtra govt eyeing Air-India Maharaja’s abode to house Mantralaya staff?

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government is eyeing the iconic Air India building at Nariman Point to accommodate its Mantralaya staff, according to a senior bureaucrat. Already, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has evinced interest in the purchase of the 23-storeyed building to set up shop, as reported earlier. “Since Mantrayala faces acute shortage of space, a few officers, at a meeting held earlier with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, suggested buying the

  • Air India removes senior executive accused of sexual harassment

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has removed a senior executive from the post of general manager for alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case. The ousted executive was accused of sexual harassment by an Air India air hostess, who had also written a letter to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu in this regards in May. As per a airline notification issued last week, general manager for flight dispatch (headquarters) will hold the additional charge of the

  • Air India warns cabin crew against posting ‘distasteful videos’ on social media

    New Delhi: Clad in Air India uniforms, some airline crew members danced to foot tapping numbers and posted those videos on social media. And a peeved Maharaja has warned them of disciplinary action for the “distasteful videos”. Sources said the crew members performed dance, including the Kiki dance, wearing uniforms. Taking a serious note of these videos, the airline has directed the cabin crew not to post these on any social networking site.

  • Air India 2018 Recruitment: AIESL issues notification for 53 vacancies; Apply at

    The Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) MRO Nagpur has released a recruitment notification for the posts of Aircraft Technician (FTE). Selected candidates will get a monthly salary of Rs 20,000 and the selection will be done through the trade/skill test and interview. Candidates can go to the official website – to check any further details or in case any confusion.

  • Air India non-core assets to be shifted to SPV

    New Delhi: The government is looking at transferring Air India’s non-core assets and “unsusta- inable debt” to a special purpose vehicle as part of measures to revive the national carrier, a top official said on Tuesday.

  • Kerala Rains: Commercial flight operations begin from Kochi Naval airport

    Thiruvananthapuram: Commercial flight operations from the Naval airport at Kochi commenced today with the first Air India flight from Bengaluru arriving this morning. Small aircraft are being operated from the naval airport as the Kochi International Airport has shut operations till August 26 following flooding in the heavy rains.

  • Kerala floods: Alliance Air mulls to operate from Kochi’s naval base

    New Delhi: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a ‘proving flight’ to Kochi’s naval base today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR-type aircraft from there, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where the airport has been closed down till August 26 leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the spokesperson said.

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