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Air India chief says plans to bring all 17 grounded aircraft back into operation by October-end

These 17 aircraft have been grounded for time periods ranging from four months to one year due to lack of funds for their repair and maintenance.

With Pakistan airspace reopened, Air India to resume flights on Delhi-Kabul, Lucknow-Najaf routes

Pakistan had shut its airspace on February 26 due to the Balakot air strike by the Indian Air Force, which resulted in a significant rise in Air India's operating costs on flights connecting north Indian cities and regions eastward of Pakistan.


Amit Shah to head ministerial panel on Air India sale

The panel, which is to work out modalities for sale of Air India, will now have four ministers - Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Air India suffered Rs 430 crore loss when Pakistan closed airspace: Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri said the government was committed to privatisation of Air India, but is working on a turnaround plan to make it profitable before taking a decision.

DGCA: ‘Off-duty officials barred from travelling in cockpit’

DGCA move comes after an Air India pilot, scheduled to travel in cockpit, failed alcohol test on Saturday.

DGCA suspends Air India pilot for six months for 'physical altercation' with cabin crew member

"Air India Pilot in Command Captain Milind has been suspended by the DGCA for a period of six months from the date of the incident," a source told PTI.


Air India pilot suspended for failing pre-flight breathalyser test

The pilot was scheduled to fly to Bengaluru from New Delhi on July 13. Since the flight was full, he was asked to fly in the cockpit as an additional crew member. 

Hardeep Singh PuriL ‘Air India is more attractive after Jet shutdown’

Stating that the government to ensure the benefit of Indians, the national carrier will remain in Indian hands, Puri added, “The Government is committed to the strategic disinvestment of Air India."

Avoiding Iranian airspace costs three Indian airlines Rs 37 lakh more daily

On June 19, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had shot down a US surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz that added to the tension between the two countries.

Government committed to disinvestment of Air India

Responding to a series of supplementaries during Question Hour, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also said though Air India is doing "extremely well", the debt burden on the carrier is "unsustainable".

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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.


Delhi Police Briefing On MP Ravindra Gaekwad Air India Assault Case

The Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad after Air India complained that the MP assaulted its 60-year-old staffer with his slippers repeatedly over a seat onboard a Pune to Delhi flight

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.