So far, Kharola said, the airline has started stocking food items for return legs on routes to Stockholm, Birmingham, Copenhagen and Madrid instead of purchasing it from local caterers at these destinations.
Air India had failed to pay to its over 20,000 employees on time for most of the months last year. Like other public sector enterprises, the airline is supposed to pay the salaries on the last day of the month.
“The emergency landing was handled quite well and all the passengers were safe,” an airport official said. However, an Air India spokesman said that it was more of a “precautionary landing rather than emergency landing” after the pilot suspected some technical glitches.
“Our investigation into the acquisition of aircraft is at an advanced stage. We have been able to establish financial trails of money flowing into certain NGOs. These NGOs were floated by middlemen and the money came from aircraft manufacturers supplying to the Indian carriers,” a senior ED official said.
Kathpalia was removed as director of operations of Air India last month after failing to clear pre-flight alcohol test, with the government citing "serious nature of the transgression and (his) failure to course correct".
Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.
Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday reacted over the price hike by private airlines in the time of crisis. He said it is a matter of serious consideration for them as well as for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further said that airlines should not increase their prices during the crisis period. He added that Air India has always played a social holistic role and acted in the same way during Nepal’s earthquake.