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Air India temporarily removes 57 over-weight crew members from flying duty
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Air India has asked its crew members including air hostesses to 'shape up' within a stipulated time frame and if they failed to do so they would be grounded permanently.
Domestic air passenger traffic up 23% in 2016
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
"Passengers carried by domestic airlines in 2016 were 998.88 lakh as against 810.91 lakh during the previous year, registering a growth of 23.18 per cent," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its statistical analysis.
Air India to soon start direct flights to Washington, Copenhagen
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Outlining its network expansion plans which include new flights and increase in frequencies to the existing domestic and international destinations, Air India on Monday said it expects to roll out non-stop services to Washington and Copenhagen from the national capital in next fiscal.
Check-in errors to baggage trouble: Why most of your flights were delayed in December
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Nearly half of the flights that touched the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) runway were delayed in December due to a chain reaction of previous delays and other errors by airlines, a CSIA report showed on Monday.
Delivery of two A320neo planes to Air India delayed
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
The delivery of first two Airbus A320neo planes to Air India has been delayed by a month due to engine issues and the national carrier is now expected to induct these more fuel-efficient aircraft next month.
CBI case a 'shock'; will hit Air India hard, says Lohani
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Ashwani Lohani said, "Air India that has been a victim of gross indecision in recent years and only lately had started to come out of its slumber will also take a hit, I am absolutely certain, as an outcome of the unfortunate turn that this case has now taken."
Air India to reserve 6 seats for women on domestic flights
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
In a first-of-its-kind move in the aviation industry, national carrier Air India will reserve six seats for women on its flights operating on domestic routes from next week.
Air India's low on-time performance due to 'legacy issues': Ashwani Lohani
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Seeking to link Air India's failure to ensure timely operations of its flights to "legacy issues", Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Wednesday said the low on-time performance (OTP) is the symptom of a disease "which we have identified".
Air India signs $212 million 15-month loan for two Boeing aircraft
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
State-owned Air India has signed a bridge facility with First Gulf Bank for the purchase of two Boeing 787-8 aircraft for $212 million. The purchase loan will be for a period of 15-months, the company’s spokesman said.
Totally disagree with FlightStats report: Air India
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
National passenger carrier Air India on Monday said that it disagrees with a report published by data services company FlightStats which has ranked the airline as the third worst global performer in terms of on-time operations in 2016.
Air India ranks as world's third worst airline
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
There has been significant decline in the OTP of Air India. On December 29, the airline's network wide OTP stood at 46%, involving 43% of international operations. While in the month of November 2016, OTP for Air India was at 67.7%.
Handcuffs for those who misbehave on Air India flights
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
After two reported cases of molestation in a fortnight by passengers of Air India, the State-run aircraft announced a restrictive measure for unruly flyers, a report by Times of India said on Sunday.
Delhi's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence busts hawala racket, seizes Rs 1 crore of foreign currencies at IGI Airport
Fri, Jan 06, 2017
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), which comes under Ministry of Finance, has busted hawala racket and seized foreign currencies worth Rs 1 crore at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Thursday.
Air India offers air tickets cheaper than Rajdhani Express
Thu, Jan 05, 2017
Air India has once again introduced an offer that will be hard to resist. The airline is offering air tickets that will make a train ticket in Rajdhani Express look expensive.
New Years Gift! Airlines offer tickets at just Rs 789
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
As the year 2016 nears to an end, many airlines have engaged in a discount war by offering cheap fares so much so that the lowest price for travelling on domestic route starts from Rs 789 per ticket.
New Year sale offer: Air India sells tickets starting Rs 849
Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Applicability of the offer is on one way journeys in Economy class on select sectors and select flights within India operated by Air India/Alliance Air.
Now, pay extra charges to choose seats in domestic airlines, even for middle seat
Sun, Dec 25, 2016
Shell out a little more even if you want a middle seat in flights with airlines charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid stiff competition.
Fire breaks out in Air India building
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
A fire broke out in the multi-storeyed Air India building in South Mumbai, near Nariman point today. The blaze occured on the 22nd floor of the high rise, fire brigade sources said.
Demonetisation pushes airline traffic growth over 20% in November
Mon, Dec 19, 2016
Government's exemption for citizens to buy airline tickets with old currency notes seems to have pushed up passenger traffic in November to 23.10%.
Airlines divert, cancel flights to Chennai on cyclone Vardah warnings
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
On account of a severe cyclone scare - Vardah, many airlines like Spicejet, Jet Airways and Air India have either cancelled their flights to Chennai or diverted them to other airports