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Vistara could merge with Air India, decision likely by end of 2023

May 16, 2022 7:12 am

SIA is learnt to have asked for time until the end of next year to decide whether it wants to go ahead. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group, which took over Air India from the government earlier this year. Vistara is the only other full-service carrier in India.

Daily briefing: What led to demolition of house built under PM Awas Yojana in Khargone; Congress discusses drastic changes at the Chintan Shivir

May 14, 2022 8:15 am

What led up to the demolition of a house in Khargone, built under PM Awas Yojana; Congress discusses drastic changes at the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur; What’s in the 22 locked rooms in the Taj Mahal — here are the top stories from today’s edition.

Aviation Secy, wife get cut-rate Air India tickets to US, upgrade to Business

May 14, 2022 12:24 pm

The Indian Express has learnt that the Bansals were not only upgraded to Business class but they were also offered Economy Class ticket at rates lower than what other passengers reportedly had to pay.

Tata Group appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO & MD of Air India

May 13, 2022 4:58 am

Earlier this year, Tata Group had named Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Air India's CEO & MD, but he subsequently denied the position.

Video shows woman ‘collapsing’ at Delhi airport, Air India denies claims of not helping her

May 11, 2022 6:42 pm

The 56-year-old allegedly collapsed at Terminal 3 after she was not allowed to board an Air India flight. She was accompanied by her son and nephew.

End of an era as 4 Air India Boeing 747s are deregistered

April 29, 2022 4:50 pm

It’s a sad day in aviation, say enthusiasts and former pilots

Air India seeks to acquire AirAsia, Tata Group to house all together

April 28, 2022 1:27 am

AirAsia India, a low-cost airline which was launched as a joint venture between the Tatas and Malaysia’s AirAsia Group, is 83.67 per cent owned by the Tata Group with the remaining stake being held by the Malaysian company.

As Covid-19 turbulence eases, three airlines in race for domestic No. 2 spot

April 23, 2022 12:29 pm

Low-cost carrier IndiGo stays at the top with more than half the domestic market share, but there are three contenders — Air India, SpiceJet and GoFirst — for the second spot.

Air India rejig: More Tata executives join, key pre-sale officials retained

April 16, 2022 7:09 pm

Tata Sons senior vice president Nipun Aggarwal has been appointed chief commercial officer and Tata Steel’s Suresh Dutt Tripathi has been appointed chief human resources officer. Notably, the Tata Group is yet to appoint a chief executive officer of the airline.

Air India suspends flight to Moscow after insurers flag security concern

April 08, 2022 2:46 am

The Tata Group-owned airline has sought the Indian government’s intervention to resume flights to the Russian capital, according to a source.


Air India Express flight from Dubai crashlands in Kozhikode | See pictures

August 08, 2020 12:02 pm

An Air India Express flight with 190 passengers on board skidded off the runway and split into two while trying to land at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday evening.


Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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

February 24, 2016 12:38 pm

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.