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  • Qatar Airways had approached Tata Group to jointly bid for Air India 4 years ago May 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Qatar Airways had approached Tata Group to jointly bid for Air India 4 years ago

    Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker has not given up on the "huge aviation market" that is India.

  • COVID-19: Air India vows to vaccinate all employees by May-end after ultimatum from pilots' union May 05, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    COVID-19: Air India vows to vaccinate all employees by May-end after ultimatum from pilots' union

    Air India said that COVID-19 vaccination is expected to commence as early as next week and all employees will be vaccinated by the end of May.

  • COVID-19 crisis: Air India pilots' union threatens strike if members not vaccinated at the earliest May 04, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis: Air India pilots' union threatens strike if members not vaccinated at the earliest

    In its statement, the union said with no healthcare support to the flying crew, no insurance, and a massive opportunistic pay cut pilots are in no position to continue risking their lives without vaccination.

  • 30 people on board Air India's Amritsar-Rome flight found COVID-positive on arrival May 03, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    30 people on board Air India's Amritsar-Rome flight found COVID-positive on arrival

    All 242 people on board, including those found COVID-positive, have been put under quarantine by the Italian government..

  • Air India flight returns from Sydney with just cargo after crew member tests COVID positive Apr 27, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Air India flight returns from Sydney with just cargo after crew member tests COVID positive

    All crew members underwent RT-PCR tests in Delhi on Saturday before operating the Delhi-Sydney flight, and all of them were found negative, the sources noted.

  • Why Air India is no prize for the Tatas Apr 16, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Why Air India is no prize for the Tatas

    No matter at what price the conglomerate gets it, the airline and the sector itself has too many problems

  • Air India on CEO hunt for three units: Report Apr 15, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Air India on CEO hunt for three units: Report

    The flag carrier is looking for bosses for Air India Air Transport Services, Air India Engineering Services and Alliance Air Aviation.

  • Govt expects bids for Air India to be lower due to COVID-19 as assets maybe devalued Apr 07, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Govt expects bids for Air India to be lower due to COVID-19 as assets maybe devalued

    The lower valuation of Air India is also in line with valuations of other domestic airlines like Jet Airways India Ltd, and InterGlobe Aviation owned IndiGo falling in the past year

  • Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 27, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The civil aviation minister has confirmed that the government is determined and there is no hesitation in taking the disinvestment decision.

  • Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days Mar 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days

    While there have been several attempts by the government in the past, this time there is no choice but to privatize or close down the airline as it is running in losses. The national carrier has run up a debt of around Rs 60,000 crore, he told the India Economic Conclave

  • SpiceJet's Ajay Singh partners with Ankur Bhatia to bid for Air India: Report Mar 26, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    SpiceJet's Ajay Singh partners with Ankur Bhatia to bid for Air India: Report

    SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh and Bird Group promoter Ankur Bhatia have expressed interest in buying Air India, the debt-laden national carrier.

  • Lift ban on posting personal content on social media: Air India pilots write to chairman Rajiv Bansal Mar 18, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Lift ban on posting personal content on social media: Air India pilots write to chairman Rajiv Bansal

    Stating that the prohibition on the use of social media is illegal and in violation of a fundamental right, Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) wrote: “At the outset, we note with alarm that such a policy introduced by Air India is entirely illegal and with no basis in law whatsoever.

  • Exclusive: Air India sale: Employee consortium out of the privatisation race, Tatas favourite Mar 08, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    Exclusive: Air India sale: Employee consortium out of the privatisation race, Tatas favourite

    With the exit of the consortium, which had later also got support from NRI businessman Laxmi Prasad and his Interups Fund, Tata Sons becomes a clear favorite to buy Air India.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Government looks to kick off FY22 privatisation programme with BPCL, Air India Mar 02, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Government looks to kick off FY22 privatisation programme with BPCL, Air India

    The finance ministry’s Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), the nodal body for divestment, is confident that the privatisation of BPCL and Air India can be completed by late-first quarter or early second quarter of FY22.

  • Air India cancels leaves of pilots on March 1, with immediate effect Mar 02, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Air India cancels leaves of pilots on March 1, with immediate effect

    According to an internal communication, all leaves for cockpit crew stands withdrawn with an immediate effect.

  • Centre’s divestment strategy: PM Narendra Modi, FM Nirmala Sitharaman to address webinar on implementation of Budget announcements Feb 23, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Centre’s divestment strategy: PM Narendra Modi, FM Nirmala Sitharaman to address webinar on implementation of Budget announcements

    As a part of the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' package announced in May 2020, the government has lined key areas where bare minimum public sector undertakings will be maintained and the rest will be privatised.

  • SpiceJet's Ajay Singh shows keen interest in Air India: Report Feb 22, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    SpiceJet's Ajay Singh shows keen interest in Air India: Report

    The government earlier said it had received ‘multiple expressions of interest’ for Air India.

  • International flights on February 8: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission Feb 08, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    International flights on February 8: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Govt targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    Govt targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme: Hardeep Singh Puri

    At present, the Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has been given the Bilaspur-Prayagraj-Delhi route.

  • International flights on February 7: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Feb 07, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    International flights on February 7: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Air India bidders' identities will be confidential Feb 06, 2021 10:25 AM IST

    Air India bidders' identities will be confidential

    The government hopes to complete the Air India sale process in FY22.

  • International flights on February 6: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Feb 06, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    International flights on February 6: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Centre may receive Rs 15,000 crore from Air India sale: Report Feb 04, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Centre may receive Rs 15,000 crore from Air India sale: Report

    This is the government’s second attempt at privatising Air India, a plan that has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • International flights on February 3: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Feb 03, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    International flights on February 3: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • INTERVIEW | Confident of listing LIC, selling BPCL, Air India in FY22, says DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey Feb 02, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    INTERVIEW | Confident of listing LIC, selling BPCL, Air India in FY22, says DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey

    DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey told Moneycontrol that while the names of two state-owned banks and one general insurance company to be privatised are yet to be decided, just announcing that PSBs are up for privatisation was a big statement of intent in itself.

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