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Air Kerala will start with flights to Middle East: Chandy


September 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Air Kerala, the state government's proposed airline, would start operations with five leased aircraft flying to the Middle East, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks waiver for quick launch of Air Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The first meeting of the newly-constituted board of directors of Air Kerala will be held here Friday, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while discussing the ... Read more...

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Chandy to take up AI Express HQ shifting with ministry


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday rapped Air India for ignoring the "genuine needs" of the state and said he would take this up with the ... Read more...

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Air India Express slashes Chennai-Trichy fares


June 29th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) In order to attract passengers during the lean season, Air India Express, the subsidiary of Air India, has drastically slashed its fares on the Chennai-Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) ... Read more...

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Air India losses mount to Rs.200 crore as crisis continues


May 18th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The crisis in Air India raged on for the 11th day Friday and the national carrier's losses mounted to Rs.200 crore as the impasse ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh calls Air India unions for talks (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday called all Air India unions for talks next week in a bid to end the 10-day pilots' strike that ... Read more...

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Air India crisis enters 10th day, losses touch Rs.188 crore


May 17th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The Air India crisis entered its 10th day Thursday as the impasse between agitating pilots and the management continued and the carrier's losses mounted to ... Read more...

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AI’s contingency plan in place, only one flight cancelled


May 16th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Air India Wednesday implemented its contingency plan to salvage its international operations by clubbing flights to destinations in Europe and the US as the ... Read more...

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Minister tells pilots grievances will be heard (Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday assured the striking pilots that all their grievances will be addressed and asked them to resume duties saying ... Read more...

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Air India tries to stabilise operation, scraps 10 more flights


May 15th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Air India Tuesday tried to stabilise its international operations by clubbing flights to destinations in Europe and the US as the pilots' strike continued ... Read more...

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Air India loses Rs.100 crore due pilots’ strike (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) A grounded fleet, ticket cancellations and unused labour have cost Air India Rs.100 crore in the seven days since the pilots went on strike, an ... Read more...

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AI pilots say they are ready for talks, management is not (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The agitating pilots of Air India Saturday said they are willing to hold unconditional talks with the government to end the impasse caused by ... Read more...

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Air India pilots continue strike for fifth day (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The Air India pilots continued their agitation for the fifth consecutive day Saturday, forcing the management to cancel 14 flights and re-scheduling many ... Read more...

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Air India works on contingency plan as strike drags on (Second Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Air India Friday began working on a contingency plan to salvage its international operations as the agitation by pilots continued for the fourth day ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh meets PM, asks pilots to get back to work (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the agitating Air India pilots must return to work after which all their issues can be discussed.As ... Read more...

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Air India grounds bulk of Boeing 777 fleet


May 11th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) National carrier Air India Friday grounded the bulk of its Boeing 777 fleet as the pilots' agitation continued for the fourth day, an official said."We ... Read more...

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Air India moves Supreme Court as pilots strike rocks parliament (Roundup)


May 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Air India Thursday moved the Supreme Court to force the striking pilots back to work as their agitation dragged on for the third day affecting ... Read more...

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Nine pilots sacked, eight flights cancelled (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The pilots' agitation in Air India continued for the third day Thursday forcing the management to cancel eight more international flights, stop bookings on some ... Read more...

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Air India pilots’ strike affects Kozhikode flights


May 10th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 10 (IANS) The Air India pilots' strike, which ran into its third day Thursday, partially hit operations at Kozhikode but flights at two other Kerala airports remained unaffected.An ... Read more...

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Air India to raise $1.1 bn for new aircraft, working capital


May 8th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Air India will raise $1.1 billion to fund its new aircraft acquisition programme and meet working capital requirements, the national carrier said Tuesday, on the day ... Read more...

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Air India’s all-women crew flights to 3 continents Thursday


March 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Celebrating International Women's Day Thursday, India's flag carrier Air India plans to operate international flights manned by all-women crew to at least one city in three ... Read more...

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Aborted take-off by Air India Express pilot being probed: DGCA


January 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Friday said it is looking into an incident of aborted take-off involving an Air India Express flight ... Read more...

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With salaries on hold, Air India employees in Kerala suffer


January 6th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Around 500 employees of Air India in Kerala are having a tough time as the ailing national carrier has not paid their salaries for ... Read more...

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No airline faces closure, will ensure safety: Watchdog (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) India's aviation regulator Thursday said it is taking steps to ensure safety norms and ruled out forcing any airline into closure on that count. ... Read more...

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No airline faces closure, will ensure safety: Watchdog


January 5th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) India's aviation regulator Thursday said it is taking steps to ensure safety norms and ruled out forcing any airline into closure on that count."We have ... Read more...

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Mangalore crash: Supreme Court notice on Rs.75 lakh compensation


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued a notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a minimum compensation of Rs.75 lakh each ... Read more...

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AI aircraft maintenance facility to be commissioned Friday


December 14th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) Air India's aircraft maintenance unit, which has been set up to the new international terminal building of Thiruvananthapuram airport, will be inaugurated on Friday, the ... Read more...

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Air India defers pilot training to stave off strike


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Air India Wednesday deferred for a month a training programme for pilots selected to fly the soon-to-be inducted Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a bid to pacify ... Read more...

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Over 100 Air India pilots threaten to resign


October 31st, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Trouble seemed to be brewing again for the national carrier Air India as over 100 pilots owing allegiance to the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), which ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport foresees 8 percent growth


October 2nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 2 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Airports Company Sunday said that in the November-March period it expects an 8 percent increase in aircraft movements.Travellers will be offered over ... Read more...

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IndiGo begins international operations


September 1st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo Thursday launched its maiden international flight from the national capital to Dubai, becoming only the fourth Indian low-cost carrier to operate overseas ... Read more...

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Hefty increase in air fares ahead of Onam in Kerala


August 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) With Kerala's festival of Onam round the corner, foreign airline companies and even Air India Express appear to be operating on the policy of making hay ... Read more...

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Stay on Rs.75 lakh compensation to Mangalore crash victims


August 25th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 25 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday stayed a single bench verdict ordering national carrier Air India to pay Rs.75 lakh ($168,000) each to ... Read more...

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Indian carriers not charging seat assignment fees: Ravi


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian air carriers have stopped charging extra fees from passengers who opt for a particular seat, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi informed parliament."It was observed ... Read more...

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AI looking for new routes, says Ravi


August 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) National carrier Air India will operate flights on new routes as and when an opportunity arrives, the government said Saturday."We will take a decision ... Read more...

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