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Air India apologises after Indian players denied boarding

Air India apologises after Indian players denied boarding. Terming the incident unfortunate, the national carrier Air India has tendered an apology to the Indian table tennis team, who were denied boarding on the Delhi-Melbourne flight on Sunday. In a statement, an Air India spokesperson said, “This was a very unfortunate incident, we apologise to the

Air India employee held with 9 gold biscuits at IGI airport

Air India employee held with 9 gold biscuits at IGI airport

Air India employee held with 9 gold biscuits at IGI airport. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has arrested an Air India employee with nine gold biscuits here at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The arrested accused was trying to smuggle gold for a passenger, who had arrived from Dubai by Spicejet.The probe later

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

NEW DELHI: The state-run carrier Air India may have to pay a penalty of US $ 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its May 9 Delhi-Chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of the crew. This incident has brought into focus in a

Air India announces introduction of direct Amritsar-Bangkok flight

Air India announces introduction of direct Amritsar-Bangkok flight

Air India announces introduction of direct Amritsar-Bangkok flight. Air India today announced the introduction of a direct flight from Amritsar to Bangkok from May 14, as part of its efforts to increase and augment services on key routes. Days after announcing increasing the frequency of flights from Delhi to Copenhagen and San Francisco, the airline

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Indian economy will further grow: Industry bodies

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday said they expect the Indian economy to grow further in the coming years. Director General, CII, Chandrajit Banerjee told ANI that the country has reasons to believe that it is on a strong growth path.“Economic Survey is saying that we have reasons

Man booked tried to beat excess luggage fee by wearing all clothes

Man booked tried to beat excess luggage fee by wearing all clothes

A British passenger arrested for beating the excess luggage fee by wearing all his clothes including eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts. Ryan Carney Williams was travelling from Iceland to London, was reportedly denied a boarding pass by British Airways at Keflavik airport on Wednesday, after that he put on all his clothes that he

Air India to be split into four before sale: Aviation Minister Sinha

Air India to be split into four before sale: Aviation Minister Sinha

Air India to be split into four before sale: Aviation Minister Sinha :The government seems to have changed its earlier stance of not selling the entities of India’s national carrier Air India separately as it now wants to split the company into four different verticals for its sale in December this year. In a relief

Air India seeks Rs 1,100 cr loan to modify planes

Air India is seeking loan worth over Rs 1,100 crore for modification of two Boeing aircraft scheduled to be acquired next month for ferrying VVIPs, according to an official document. The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior configuration” is estimated to

15kg gold seized from AI plane at Amritsar airport

Amritsar, Dec 10, Fifteen kg gold, pegged worth Rs 4.5 crore, has been seized from an Air India flight which arrived from Dubai at the international airport here, officials said.Two passengers have been been detained, they said. The gold was concealed under a passenger seat cushion inside the plane and recovered during a joint operation by

Punjab CM meet London Mayor: MLAs demand direct London-Amritsar flights

Punjab CM meet London Mayor: MLAs demand direct London-Amritsar flights

Punjab CM meet London Mayor: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and London Mayor Sadiq Khan met over dinner in Amritsar on Wednesday night. Pointing out that there was a large Punjabi diaspora in London, the CM Captain Amarinder Singh said the two sides shared a strong connect which they were continuously striving to further

Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed new Air India CMD

Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed new Air India CMD: Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, official sources said today. Kharola, a Karnataka cadre officer, would replace Rajiv Bansal, who has been serving as the interim CMD for a little over three months. The appointment comes

Air India to introduce non-stop flights from Birmingham to Amritsar soon

Air India to introduce non-stop flights from Birmingham to Amritsar soon

Air India to introduce non-stop flights from Birmingham to Amritsar soon NEW DELHI: Air India will introduce two non-stop flights per week to Amritsar from Birmingham early next year, catering to demands of a large number of people of Punjab-origin in the city and the west Midlands, official sources said on Friday. The Birmingham Airport

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Air India engineer arrested with gold worth Rs 44 lakh

Air India engineer arrested with gold: Mumbai Airport custom officials arrested Air India engineer superintendent with eight cut pieces of gold worth Rs 44,10 844. He is suspected to be involved in a gold smuggling case.A statement by the airport authority on Wednesday said that on the intervening night of November 14 and 15, the officers of Air

Jaipur-Delhi flight pilot refuses

Jaipur-Delhi flight pilot refuses to fly plane beyond duty hours

Jaipur-Delhi flight pilot refuses to fly plane: Forty passengers of a Jaipur-Delhi flight of Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, had a harrowing time after the pilot refused to fly, saying his duty hours were over. Officials said some of the passengers were taken to Delhi by road while others were provided hotel

Air India floats tender

Air India floats tender for loan to buy planes for VVIPs

Air India floats tender for loan to buy planes for VVIPs. Air India is looking to raise loans worth $535 million to finance acquisition of three Boeing Co. planes, including two aircraft that will be used for ferrying VVIPs, a senior airline official said. Two of the planes will be used by the government for

Unruly air passengers likely to face lifetime ban

Unruly air passengers likely to face lifetime ban

Unruly air passengers likely to face lifetime ban New Delhi: The Central government on Friday unveiled the first-ever guidelines on no-fly list under which air travellers can now be banned from flying for a period ranging from three months to lifetime for unruly behaviour on plane. Aviation regulator DGCA will maintain the record all such

Flights from Sahnewal to take off today, Congress claims credit

Flights Sahnewal take off today Congress claims credit. HIGHLIGHTS: -Congress leaders thank CM Captain Amarinder, MP Bittu for flights. -Flights will start under Udaan scheme of union government. -The Congress leaders have installed hoardings at various places.Finally, the flights sahnewal from Ludhiana Air port to New Delhi and vice versa under the Udaan Scheme of

Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on AI stake sale

New Delhi, Aug 30, Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on AI stake sale. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today indicated that an expeditious decision would be taken on Air India disinvestment, with at least two parties having formally expressed interest in buying stake in the national carrier.A group of ministers, headed by Jaitley, is working on

Customs arrests Air India cabin crew for smuggling ganja

A cabin crew member of national- carrier Air India has been arrested by customs officers for allegedly trying to smuggle narcotic by hiding it in a meal service cart of a flight.The officers seized nearly two kilograms of ganja from the cart of the Air India flight from Chennai on July 19, according to a

Check-in with 15-20 kg to cost lot more on domestic flights

Check-in with 15-20 kg to cost lot more on domestic flights

Check-in with 15-20 kg to cost lot more on domestic flights. The Delhi High Court set aside the Rs 100 per kg fee fixed by the Director General of Civil Aviation for excess checked-in baggage on private flights. While airlines were earlier free to charge any amount as excess baggage charge beyond 20 kg, they