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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.
Air India likely to induct 34 planes in over two years
Wed, Feb 08, 2017
A majority of the planes inducted would be the Airbus A320s and the rest will be the Boeing 777.
Air India to start 3 flights a week non-stop from Delhi to Washington
Sat, Feb 04, 2017
"Today, I am happy to announce that Air India will now establish three flights a week non-stop from New Delhi to the Dulles International Airport (in suburb of Washington DC)," McAuliffe said at a formal announcement ceremony at this airport in the suburb of Washington DC.
Begged for help, not loans, says Mallya
Sat, Jan 28, 2017
Squarely putting the blame for collapse of Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on the then government's policies and economic conditions, troubled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has said public funds were used to bail out state-owned Air India, but not the then "largest domestic airline."
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.