Journalist Rifat Jawaid was travelling from Gorakhpur to Delhi while he was observing Ramadan; he was due for his Iftar meal at a time when he was on-board the flight
Speaking at a session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here, Sinha said the government was taking steps to make Air India a vibrant global airline and benchmark some of its services with the best in the world.
Some Israeli media outlets recently reported that Air India was trapped in huge debt running over a billion and may collapse soon.
Air India has a total debt burden of around Rs 55,000 crore.
Now the last-minute travelers, especially those travelling for urgencies, can book tickets at much cheaper level, the airline added.
Jet Airways has been struggling to find an investor for several months and temporarily suspended all operations on April 17.
The debt-ridden AI, surviving on public doles, needs at least Rs 1,500 crore to get new engines for these planes, and with has no funds coming in, these planes are unlikely to resume operations any soon, the official explained.
On November 11 last year, Kathpalia had tested positive for alcohol in two breath analyser (BA) tests before he was to fly Air India's New Delhi-London flight.
While the glitch experienced by the check-in software system was fixed on April 27 itself, the airline grappled with the fallout for the third day on April 29.
The average duration of delay -- on these 137 flights of April 28-- would be of 197 minutes, the airline's spokesperson said.
The airline's chairman and managing director (CMD) Ashwani Lohani said he expects normalisation of operations by April 27 night.
It is unclear whether this would be approved as banks, which includes State Bank of India, are not obligated to cut the rates.
Passengers holding confirmed RT tickets on Jet Airways will be allowed to avail special stranded passenger fares from the destinations common with Air India, it said.
Jet Airways owns 10 wide-body Boeing 777-300 ER planes along with a few Airbus A330s.
The national carrier operates three times-a-week flight services to the Spanish capital from New Delhi.
The expression of interest (EoI) was floated on February 12 and the last date for submission of bids was fixed as April 16.
We’re sure your reaction would be no different if you learnt that the flight was delayed because the aircraft’s crew went the extra mile to look for an elderly woman’s passport bag
In a letter to Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola, the poll panel said that Air India has failed to respond to its notice despite lapse of deadline two days ago.
On Friday evening, a passenger who took an Air India flight from Madurai tweeted a picture of his boarding pass having photos of Modi and Rupani in an advertisement for the Vibrant Gujarat summit held in January.
Air India has instructed its pilots to not order special meals for themselves during the flights as they are required to adhere to a "meal schedule laid down by the company", according to an internal communication of the national carrier.
The last time such a low growth was reported in July 2014 when incremental traffic grew 7.19 percent, while in August 2014 the same was at 8 percent.
As Pakistan has kept its airspace closed since February 26 due to the Balakot air strike by Indian air force, Air India's expenditure on flights to Europe and the US have significantly increased.
Here’s an overview of the spot airfares and flight prices trends between March 7-20.
AI also felicitated three women employees for their achievements, the company said in a statement.
Centre, under its revival plan, decided to transfer debt of over Rs 29,000 crore to a special purpose vehicle called Air India Asset Holding Company to service debt of the airline.