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  • 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.

  • Air India pilots threaten to stop flying unless dues are paid

    Mumbai: Air India pilots have threatened that they will stop flying if they are not paid the flying allowance immediately. Incidentally, the allowance comprises 70 per cent of their salary package. The pilots are currently being paid only the basic salary.

  • Air India grounds 19 planes for lack of spares, leading to flight cancellations, alleges pilots’ body

    Mumbai: Debt-laden Air India has grounded as many as 19 aircraft, including nine Airbus A321, due to want of spares, resulting in a significant loss of revenue to the carrier besides flight cancellations, one of its pilots’ body has alleged. Besides, there are also aircraft fleet swaps which result in last minute change of inventory, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) said in a letter to Air India chairman and managing director

  • Air India hoping to get Rs 11K-cr bailout package

    Mumbai : The Civil Aviation Ministry is in discussions with the Finance Ministry for a Rs 11,000-crore bailout package for ailing Air India, sources said.

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    Government seeks nod to infuse Rs 980 cr into Air India

    New Delhi : The government on Tuesday sought Parliament’s approval for Rs 980 crore as supplementary grant for equity infusion in Air India which is grappling with financial crunch.

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    Government seeks Parliament nod for Rs 980 cr equity infusion into Air India

    New Delhi: The government today sought Parliament’s approval for Rs 980 crore as supplementary grant for equity infusion in Air India which is grappling with financial crunch. The amount is part of the total gross additional expenditure of Rs 11,697.92 crore, for which approval has been sought from the Parliament.

  • Air India seeks Rs 2,121 cr from government to pay dues

    Mumbai : State-owned carrier Air India has sought Rs 2,121 crore of additional equity from the government for the fiscal year 2018-19 to make pending payments to its vendors, according to a source at the airline.

  • Shocking! Business class passenger tweets pic of ‘bedbug bites’ in Air India’s US-Mumbai flight

    A female passenger named Soumya Shetty who travelled with her three kids to US-Mumbai Air India flight last week tweeted a disturbing picture of bedbug bites on her arm. To note, Shetty is the second passenger in a week to complain about bedbugs on the same flight. She alleges that despite her complaint to the flight attendant, she was forced to sleep in the same seat and got a seat change only

  • Govt weighs infusing fresh capital into Air India

    Hyderabad : After having failed to take the disinvestment plan of Air India ahead, the Centre is now mulling to infuse fresh capital into the ailing airlines, said an official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday.

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    Deeply disappointed over Air India’s move: Taiwan

    New Delhi: Taiwan on Thursday expressed deep disappointment over Indian flag carrier Air India’s decision to refer to self-ruled Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, saying the move can be seen as a gesture of succumbing to the “unreasonable and absurd pressure” from China.

  • Air India buckles to China’s pressure, will now refer to Taiwan as Chinese Taipei

    New Delhi: India has decided to bend backwards in yielding to China’s demand to no longer refer to Taiwan as a separate region on websites. A beginning has been made in this direction: Air India’s website, which as of last month referred to Taiwan as ‘Taiwan’, will now refer to it as ‘Chinese Taipei’.

  • AI stake sale: Govt on ‘wait and watch’ mode

    New Delhi :The government has decided to “wait and watch” for the next three-four months before taking a call on disinvestment of national carrier Air India due to prevalent market condition specially high fuel prices, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

  • Air India’s Mumbai building to be sold to JNPT: Gadkari 

    Mumbai : Air India’s iconic 23-storey building at Nariman Point here will be sold to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to keep the ownership of what was once the carrier’s headquarters with the government, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

  • Government has done what it had to with ‘utmost sincerity’ for Air India: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government has done what it had to with “utmost sincerity” for Air India and emphasised the need to differentiate between lack of response to one sale offer and a policy decision. The government has cleared the sale of Air India and several other loss-making public sector companies but that they are yet to be sold is the “result of timing

  • Air India to hand over its artefact to Culture Ministry

    New Delhi : National carrier Air India is in talks with the Ministry of Culture to hand over its priceless art collections to the ministry for their display in the National Gallery of Modern Art in various metros, said officials on Sunday.

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    Air India horror: 170 passengers left stranded at Delhi airport for 8 hours

    New Delhi: Air India passengers who were travelling from Delhi to Tokyo stranded at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport for eight hours due to technical glitch and change in crew. An Air India official confirmed the incident and cited technical glitch in the aircraft and Flight and Duty Time Limitations as the reasons for the delay.