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Misgivings about food on return flights 'unfounded': Air India

Air India said it 'ensures strict compliance to quality checks at every step of its in-flight catering right from its flight kitchen'.

To trim costs, Air India starts ferrying meals for its return international flights

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.


Bid your way to Air India's business class

People who have economy class ticket can pay a little extra and bid for the business class. Those who made the bid but did not get the upgrade to business class will get the money back

Air India delays salaries for second consecutive month

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.

‘Suspected glitch’: Flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata

“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.

Govt plans to hire professionals for Air India top positions through global search: Suresh Prabhu

With the proposed strategic stake sale of the Air India failing to take off in May this year, the government has been working on various initiatives to turn-around the ailing airline.


Air India Chairman asks staff to do everything to ensure national carrier is afloat

In a message to over 20,000 employees in the latest edition of the airline's monthly in-house magazine, he also called for optimal utilization of resources amid "critical" fiscal situation.

IndiGo worst performing airlines for consumers; Air India's luggage policy best: Par Panel

"Every single member (of the panel) is disgusted with the way some private airlines are operating but more so with IndiGo, it is discourteous," parliamentary panel chairman Derek O' Brien said.

US probes Airbus, ED tracks cash trail linked to UPA Govt purchase

“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.

Delhi HC restrains police from taking coercive steps against Air India pilot Arvind Kathpalia

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".

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Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

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.

How often our airlines experience technical snags: News in Numbers

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.


Increasing airfare in time of distress is concerning: Mahesh Sharma

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.