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Air India to accord priority to armed forces personnel in boarding
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
The boarding priority on Air India's aircraft for the serving armed forces personnel has commenced from today, a senior official of the airlines said.
Independence Day sale: SpiceJet, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Vistara offer special fares if you book now
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Airlines like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara, Indigo, GoAir and also state-owned Air India is also in the list of big deals on this day.
Keep profitable Air India subsidiaries out of disinvestment: Gadkari
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
As Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) today announced induction of first third-party aircraft for major maintenance work at its Nagpur MRO unit, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said profit-making subsidiaries of Air India should be kept out of proposed privatisation.
Air India delays payment of July salaries
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
Air India has delayed the payment of salaries for the month of July to its employees, an airline official said, amid the government working on the modalities for divesting stake in the national carrier. The airline, which has been in the red for long, has around 21,000 employees.
Salary cut lesser evil than layoffs in aviation space
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Slashing salaries is a "lesser evil" than pink slips in the domestic aviation sector, feel HR experts against the backdrop of a leading airline asking junior pilots to take ten days off every month as part of cost balancing effort.
Air India disinvestment: Group of Ministers holds first meeting
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs late last month gave its in-principle approval for disinvestment of Air India.
Air passenger traffic drops for the first time in five months
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Fewer people travelled via air transport in the month of June as DGCA's monthly report on domestic carriers' air traffic showed.
Making you pay for seat selection is now serious money for airlines
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Since the DGCA announced unbundling of airline services all domestic carriers have been charging customers for separately for add-on services. DGCA had said that it would make airfares cheaper. Zeebiz analyses.
Air India net loss reduces to Rs 3,643 crore; operating profit rises in 2016-17
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
The airline saw its total revenue, including exceptional and extraordinary items, increase to Rs 22,146 crore in 2016 -17 period, as per provisional numbers provided by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha to the Rajya Sabha.
Ahead of privatisation, Air India eyes bumper staff buyout
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Air India is drawing up a proposal to offer voluntary buyouts to just over a third of its 40,000 employees, a senior company official said, one of the largest such offers in India`s state sector, as the carrier slashes costs ahead of a 2018 sale.
After Air India, Jet Airways now Vistara announces check-in facility from Delhi metro station
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Air India to keep non-veg meals only for business class flyers
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
Mega losses apart, six charts that show true picture of Air India as against other Indian airlines
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
Air India's will finally be sold off. However, the whens and hows are still unanswered. Zeebiz looks at financial and other data of the airline and compare to the aviation sector in India. The results are interesting.
Air India break-up an option as Modi pushes for quick sale
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
India is considering selling state-owned Air India in parts to make it attractive to potential buyers, as it reviews options to divest the loss-making flagship carrier, several government officials familiar with the situation said.
Air India to add LA, Houston in its list of US destinations
Sat, Jul 08, 2017
The direct flight to Los Angeles is expected to be launched by October, while the date for the flight to Houston or Dallas in Texas has not been determined yet, Lohani said.
IndiGo says keen only on Air India's international and low-cost units
Thu, Jul 06, 2017
IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, last week expressed unsolicited interest in buying a stake in state-owned Air India.
Air India flight faces problem in AC system
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
The air conditioning system of a Delhi-bound Air India flight from Bagdogra today malfunctioned, leading to protests from the passengers. The flight, AI-880, had 168 passengers and made a safe landing here.
GST benefits: Companies need to provide info to airlines for biz class tickets
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
People travelling for business purposes on business class air tickets are now required to submit details about their companies to avail tax benefits under the GST regime.
Indigo shareholders bring stocks down 3% as company explores Air India bid
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister for Civil Aviation said, "Indigo airlines has sent it's expression of interest for Air India."
Union Cabinet gives in-principle approval for Air India disinvestment
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
On June 5, 2017 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government should have exited the airline more than a decade ago.