Free Press Journal
  • SpiceJet is ‘too small’ to snap up ailing Air India

    Mumbai : Ajay Singh, the chairman of low-cost carrier SpiceJet, ruled his airline out of the race for privatisation-bound Air India (AI), saying, “we are too small to bid for a large airline like the national carrier.” Addressing an annual aviation summit organised by industry consultancy CAPA on Tuesday, he said, “Air India is a national asset and I am pretty sure that there will be many takers for it like the

  • Foreign firm eyes AI’s overseas biz

    New Delhi : Union Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathi Raju, on Sunday, said that an international operator has expressed interest in buying out Air India’s (AI) foreign operations. Raju also admitted that the troubled national carrier’s debt could, after further scrutiny, come out to be significantly higher than the popularly believed Rs 50,000 crore sum.

  • Breaking heads over ailing Air India

    LEE Kuan Yew’s prescription is predictably drastic. He would “let Air India die naturally” he said, instead of breaking heads and making life miserable  trying to revitalise it.

  • IndiGo had threatened to forcibly deplane passengers in Patna

    Mumbai: Budget carrier IndiGo, which recently got a dressing down from a Parliamentary panel for “rude” behaviour towards its staff, has now been accused of “threatening” to use force against a group of passengers who allegedly refused to vacate its aircraft at Patna airport late last month.

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    Airy-fairy! Air India takes a sly dig at IndiGo on Twitter; try beating it

    While low-cost airline IndiGo continues to face flak over last month’s assault incident, the video of which surfaced on Tuesday, rival Air India took a subtle dig at the private airline on Twitter. In two tweets, now deleted, the national carrier trolled IndiGo after a video of one of its staffers assaulting a passengers went viral. While the viral video left many seething, there were many who tried to

  • New Delhi: IndiGo staff bash up passenger; Watch video

    New Delhi: A video showing an IndiGo staffer manhandling a passenger surfaced on Tuesday following which the airline apologised for the incident and said stern action has been taken against the erring employee.

  • PV Sindhu slams airline for rude behaviour, airline denies

    New Delhi : Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu accused an Indigo ground staff of misbehaving with her while travelling from Hyderabad to Mumbai, even as the airline rejected the celebrated shuttler’s allegations. World number two Sindhu claimed that the staff behaved rudely with her and an airhostess intervened to advise him against doing so.

  • IndiGo refuses to shift partial ops to T2 at IGI

    New Delhi : Low-cost carrier IndiGo has written to the Delhi airport operator refusing to shift a part of its flight operations from terminal 1 (T1) to terminal 2 (T2) and threatened “action” if it is forced to do so. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) had asked airlines operating from T1 to shift one-third of their flights to T2 to be able to carry out expansion work according to its master plan

  • Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on AI stake sale

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday indicated that an expeditious decision would be taken on Air India disinvestment, with at least two parties having formally expressed interest in buying stake in the national carrier. A group of ministers, headed by Jaitley, is working on the modalities of the strategic disinvestment of debt-laden Air India, which has been making losses for long. “These decisions are to be taken expeditiously but in

  • Domestic air traffic up; IndiGo loses mkt share

    New Delhi : Domestic airlines carried 9.6 million passengers in July, 12.4% higher than a year ago, with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd-run IndiGo retaining its top slot in market share, data released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed. The Gurugram-based airline had a 38.7% market share in July, lower than 40% reported in June. The airline has been witnessing a shortage of Airbus A320neo aircraft due to faulty engines. However, the company

  • Jet blast shatters Indigo bus window, 5 injured

    New Delhi : Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the Delhi airport sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.