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Domestic air passenger traffic grows 18% in March
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Passengers carried by domestic airlines during the month of March was higher than the same period last year registering a growth of 18.59%.
Air India made strict norms for unruly passengers
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Air India made strict norms for unruly passengers. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.
Rs 15 lakh fine: Air India delayed over four lakh passengers beyond two hours in one year
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
On account of unruly passengers that fly Air India, the national carrier has decided to impose a fine of up to Rs 15 lakh on any passengers who delays a flight beyond two hours. The airline said that fine between Rs 5 to Rs 15 lakh will be imposed on such passengers.
Air India mulls fine up to Rs 15 lakh on unruly fliers
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Now, the airline is mulling to penalise passengers who delay flights and the amount could be up to Rs 15 lakh.
Air India offers discounted mileage redemption for travel in US
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Besides, the offer allows passengers to revive and redeem their flying return points that were not availed and have expired now, it said.
Costlier to have empty seats on flights than to overbook and compensate
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
In the bargain of not letting flight seats go unfilled airlines overbook passengers per flight. Inconvenience to passengers is overlooked as cost to company on empty seats stacks up to a high amount.
Ravindra Gaikwad apologises, Air India lifts flying ban
Fri, Apr 07, 2017
Shiv Sena leader and Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Gaikwad has apologised following which Air India has lifted its ban on flying the member of parliament.
Air India likely to report Rs 300 crore operating profit this fiscal
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
"The operating losses of the company have been steadily coming down over the past few years and the same have converted into operating profits," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Rajya Sabha.
For safety reasons, Air India 'blacklists' Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting staffer
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Indian government-run airline Air India on Friday blacklisted "unruly" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer "25 times" with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday.
From competitive foreign airlines to infrastructure constraints: Troubles of Indian domestic carriers
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Changing legislatives, rising competition from foreign airlines, rebounding oil prices are painting the skies blue for aviation sector in India.
Air India may launch Wi-Fi services on its domestic flights by July this year, says media report
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Air India may launch Wi-Fi services on board of its Airbus A-320 planes which are mainstay of its domestic operations by July 2017.
A decade later and Mumbai airport still worst for on-time performance
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Three out of six airlines monitored for On-Time Performance at airports had Mumbai at the bottom of the data charts amongst the four metros in India.
Piyush Goyal bets on divestment, rules out Air India privatisation
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Without naming Hindustan Antibiotics, Goyal said a Pune-based pharma company is also under the hammer.
Despite bottom line pressure, FY17 to be the best for airlines
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
"Airlines are maintaining healthy load factors backed by low fares. But since oil prices are on an uptrend, impact on profitability in Q4 is inevitable as average ATF price during the quarter are 37.9% higher YoY, while the yields continue to remain under pressure," says an Icra report.
CAG says Air India's loss at Rs 321 cr; airline claims profitability
Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Air India, which is staying afloat on taxpayers' money, reported an operational profit of Rs 105 crore in 2015-16 -- its first in more than a decade.
International Women’s Day: Air India repeating history since 2010, 2012, 2016...
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
It isn’t surprising that companies flock to gloat about their ‘women friendly’ initiatives be it a gift hamper or an entire flight crew of females on the occasion of Women’s Day.
Air India to raise $470 million for purchasing four Boeing 787 planes
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
At the current dollar-rupee exchange rate, $470 million translates to little over Rs 3,100 crore.
Air India Express to consider flying to Bangkok, says CEO Sundar
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Air India Express, wholly owned subsidiary of State-run Air India may be soon start flying its aircraft to Bangkok, its CEO K. Shyam Sundar said in an interview to Bloomberg on Tuesday.
India’s domestic air traffic grew over 25% in January
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Passengers carried by domestic airlines in January were 95.79 lakhs as per the data provided by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday.
Centre wants Air India to survive, says Raju
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
"If it is left like what it is, it is bound to die.... we want Air India to survive, we don't mind where it is, who runs it. As long as it serves the Indian people and Indian skies, we are happy," Raju said.