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Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot


September 20th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi Wednesday, an ... Read more...

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Russian airline to shut flights to Damascus


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will shut down its service to Damascus Aug 6 due to business reasons, an airline official said Monday."Yes, we will close ... Read more...

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Passengers stranded as 40 Kingfisher flights axed (Second Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Passengers of Kingfisher Airlines were stranded Saturday as 40 flights across India were cancelled due to a strike by pilots over non-payment of salaries.Passengers in ... Read more...

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Kingfisher pilots go on strike, 40 flights cancelled (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) A section of debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines' pilots Saturday went on strike over non-payment of salaries and other dues for the past five months, leading to the ... Read more...

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Air India pilots and management to again hold talks


July 9th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Air India pilots and the management will again hold conciliation talks July 10 and 12 with the chief labour commissioner to resolve the deadlock after ... Read more...

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Emergency landing: India in touch with mission in Pakistan


July 9th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is in touch with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad over an emergency landing by an Air India flight in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Air India flight makes emergency landing in Pakistan (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) An Air India flight bound for New Delhi from Abu Dhabi with 122 passengers and six crew members made an emergency landing in Pakistan early Monday ... Read more...

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Pilots accuse Air India of retracting on its commitment (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) has accused Air India of retracting on its commitment to "sympathetically" consider their grievances even as nearly 300 pilots having allegiance ... Read more...

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Air India management, pilots still sparring


July 5th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A day after Air India pilots called off their 59-day strike, the sparring continued Thursday with the management saying that it was still to get ... Read more...

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Air India strike enters 55th day, two more pilots hospitalised


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Air India strike continued for its 55th day Saturday, taking the national carrier's revenue losses to an estimated Rs.605 crore, while two more of ... Read more...

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Air India to hire new pilots, stabilise operations (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said Air India will go ahead and hire new pilots to tackle a prolonged strike by a section of ... Read more...

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Indian firm didn’t own plane that crashed in Nigeria


June 6th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 6 (IANS) An aircraft in Nigeria that crashed killing 193 people is not Indian owned, an airline official said.Dana Air, owners of the Boeing 803 carrier that crashed ... Read more...

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Air India to shift to interim plan from June 1 (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) National carrier Air India will shift to an "interim plan" to salvage its international operations that have been crippled by a 24-day-old pilots' strike."We have ... Read more...

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Air India to shift to interim plan from June 1 (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) National carrier Air India will shift to an "interim plan" to salvage its international operations that have been crippled by a 24-day-old pilots' strike."We have ... Read more...

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Air India strike continues, losses mount to Rs.330 crore


May 31st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 24th day Thursday, pushing up the airline's losses to more than Rs.330 crore."We ... Read more...

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Vigilance report to help probe AI’s alleged ticketing scandal


May 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A 2011 vigilance report, which had exposed certain discrepancies in Air India's ticket sales, will be reviewed to further probe allegations of wrong-doing in awarding ... Read more...

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AI to prune operations if pilots’ strike continues (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The government is considering to further curtail Air India's international operations, if a group of pilots continue their strike, which has already lasted for 11 ... 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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Kite disrupts landings at China airport


May 5th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) A total of 23 flights to northeast China's Dalian had to be diverted to other airports after a kite was noticed hovering over the city airport.The ... Read more...

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Indian aviation will overcome crisis, says Emirates official


March 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Indian aviation industry will overcome the current crisis and things will soon return to normal, said a top official of Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline.According ... Read more...

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Now, book and pay for Air India tickets from your mobile


March 20th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Air India Tuesday launched mobile phone booking facility for buying and paying for domestic tickets using mobile technology, an airline official said.Now a customer can book ... Read more...

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IATA suspends Kingfisher from two more inter-airline transaction systems (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) After suspending cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines from its inter-airline transaction body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Friday barred the carrier from the billing and cargo ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines makes alternate booking arrangements


March 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines Friday said that it has made alternate arrangements for selling its tickets after it was suspended from inter-airline transaction body International ... Read more...

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IATA suspends Kingfisher from inter-airline transaction system (Third Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) In yet another big blow to Kingfisher Airlines, a leading international association Wednesday suspended the carrier from its inter-airline transaction body for failure in settling ... Read more...

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Travel agents barred from ticketing for Kingfisher (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) In yet another big blow to Kingfisher Airlines, travel agents were asked by a leading international association Wednesday to immediately stop booking tickets on the ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines denies shutdown rumours (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines Sunday refuted speculation that it planned to shut down its operations as a section of pilots have threatened to boycott work without ... Read more...

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Air India pilots ’sick’, flights hit (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Upset over non-payment of salaries, about 40 Air India pilots reported "sick" Saturday, leading to numerous cancellations of flights and leaving thousands of passengers ... Read more...

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Air India sets up panel to look into cabin restructuring


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National carrier Air India may opt for adding more economy seats on its domestic flights being operated on Airbus aircraft to increase yields, an airline ... Read more...

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GoM meet on Air India Friday


October 27th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The group of ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee looking into Air India's troubled financial situation will meet Friday, officials said. The meeting ... Read more...

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Air India starts new check-in procedure


September 28th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) In a bid to change its image after the official auditor criticised it for the quality of its service, national carrier Air India Tuesday started ... Read more...

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Airlines may hike domestic airfares


September 16th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Indian domestic airlines are set to increase airfares as a result of the latest hike of 2.5 percent in aviation fuel prices by the ... Read more...

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British airline to begin Amritsar-London flight


September 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) To provide better linkage between Punjab and London, British Midland International (BMI) airline will commence its flights from Amritsar Oct 14, an airline official announced here ... Read more...

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Jet Airways flight to Bahrain delayed over bomb scare


September 4th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) A Jet Airways international flight from Mumbai to Bahrain was Sunday delayed by two hours after the airline's staff received an anonymous call claiming a bomb ... Read more...

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‘Bird-hit might have caused Air India flight to turn back’


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A suspected bird hit caused a New York-bound Air India flight to return to the Indira Gandhi International Airport here an hour after it took off ... Read more...

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Jetlite plane makes emergency landing in Mumbai


July 4th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A Bangalore-bound Jetlite aircraft made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at the Mumbai airport after a suspected engine snag, sources said here.Flight S2-112 took off at ... Read more...

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