Air India is the premier national airline and carrier service of India, which currently offers flight connections to around 70 global and about 100 domestic destinations. Air India was originally envisioned and established by JRD Tata as Tata Airlines in October 1932 and nationalised in 1953. On January 27, 2022, the government of India sold the struggling and debt-ridden airlines back to Tata after a competitive bidding process and a period of 67 years for a sum of Rs 18,000 crores. This included paying Rs 2,700 crores in cash and taking over debts worth Rs 15,300 crore of the company. The deal also included the sale of Air India Express and that of the airline’s ground handling and cargo and logistical services arm AISATS. A merger of AirAsia India and Air India Express is also on the cards. The airline has the famous “Maharajah” as its mascot. Post the takeover, the Tata group put in place a new governing board, appointing IlkerAyci, who was the former chairman of Turkish airlines as the new CEO and MD of the airlines. However, Ayci refused to take up the offer, stating that it would not be honourable to accept this position when his appointment had been “colored” by the Indian media. More
The court also noted a copy of the bail plea of the alleged offender was not made available to the complainant. Mishra has applied afresh for regular bail after a magisterial court dismissed his application on January 11, saying his act had shocked the civic consciousness of people and needed to be deprecated.
The meeting in Mumbai is being held to finalise a deal for the supply of aircraft to Air India. However, one official said an announcement is not expected as Air India is also holding negotiations with Airbus.
Shankar Mishra, who is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger onboard a flight in November last year had filed a fresh bail application seeking regular bail.
After months of closely-guarded, tough negotiations, Air India is set to place an order for 190 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody planes as well as some 20 Boeing 787s and 10 Boeing 777X on a day marking one year since Tata Group took control of the former state-run carrier, the sources told Reuters.
Listing out the major initiatives over the last one year, Air India said it is "finalising a historic order of new aircraft to power future growth".
But the transition has just begun and all assessments must bear in mind that the Tatas took over an airline beset with problems. To expect a consistent product and service level on over 100 ageing aircraft almost overnight is asking for a lot.
The merger and fleet expansion will decide the airline’s fate. Often, this decade gets described as the “Decade of India.” If all goes well, it could well be the decade of Air India as well.
The flight crew will classify passengers into three stages, based on the likelihood of them behaving inappropriately, and serve or deny liquor accordingly.
The shares are also being offered to the permanent staff of Air India Express as part of the Employees' Share Benefit (ESB) Scheme 2022, according to a document.
As part of the new policy, the airline has asked its crew to refer to the US National Restaurants Association’s Traffic Light system to recognise and manage possible cases of intoxication
A copy of the letter was sent to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, aviation secretary Rajiv Bansal, Air India CEO Campbell Wilson and Air India COO Captain RS Sandhu
The cabin crew and ground staff have been counselled and have since returned to duty, the airline has said.
The committee failed to do its homework. It did not know that Seat No 9B did not exist on the flight in question
Vistara is a story of resilience during the pandemic. The airline kept scaling up with a razor sharp focus on fleet renewal.
The DGCA has slapped its second fine on Air India in January for violating Civil Aviation Requirements
The union added that staff on-board Air India's flight AI-102 filed detailed reports on the incident on landing, to those concerned and acted on instruction.
Air India Republic Day sale: Bookings can be made on all Air India booking platforms, including the airline’s authorised travel agents.
The flight took off from Trivandrum at 8.30 am on January 23 and landed back at 9.17 am.
The offer, which has been rolled out this morning, will be valid till 23rd January 2023 and will be available for sale on all Air India booking platforms, including through the airline’s authorised travel agents.
Mishra was drunk when he allegedly urinated on an elderly female co-passenger in the business class of an Air India New York-Delhi flight on November 26 last year. In a surprise twist, he later claimed the woman had urinated on herself.
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On Friday, DGCA said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 30 lakh on Air India as well as suspended the license of the pilot-in-command of the flight in connection with the incident.
The DGCA has taken three measures in the Air India PeeGate scandal after issuing a show-cause notice to Air India on January 5.
Air India has spent months negotiating an order of about 400 narrowbody and 100 widebody jets that would allow the country’s flag carrier to upgrade service and reliability.
For now, the silver lining is the return of pre-Covid seasonality. Even as the virus remains a threat the world over, India has managed to duck it. If that holds in 2023, it can be the good old days once again.