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British air steward made bomb threat to impress employer


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British air steward who wrote a threatening message on the back of a toilet door during a flight from London to the Japanese capital of Tokyo ... 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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Airline flies man to Sweden instead of France


June 30th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A professional surfer who thought he was on a plane to France was shocked when he discovered he was about to touch down in Sweden after ... Read more...

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Air India deploys new roaster system to cut manipulations


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Air India has switched from manual to an electronic crew management system to stop manipulations in the allocation of flight duties to employees.The airline resorted ... 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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Pay cut for Air India employees in May due to strike


May 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Air India employees will draw less in salaries for the month of May on account of the ongoing pilots strike that has led the airline ... 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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Day 22, Air India loss mounts to Rs.310 crore


May 29th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 22th day Tuesday, pushing up the losses to more than Rs.310 crore."Losses are ... Read more...

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Emirates to launch flights to Portugal


May 26th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 26 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines will launch a daily non-stop service to Lisbon in July, the only Middle East carrier to serve Portugal.The service will start July 9. Portugal ... Read more...

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AI employees suffer as strike continues for 19th day (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Not just Air India's international operations but even the March's pay of employees have been severely affected due to the ongoing pilots agitation, said an ... Read more...

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Air India: The Great Divide Within


May 13th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Air India is at war, with itself. There are two systems working side by side in the flag carrier and the current pilots' agitation, if ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat


April 27th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.After the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK ... Read more...

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Kingfisher negotiates with striking employees (Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines said it is negotiating with the agitating employees who went on a flash strike Saturday over non-payment of salaries and hopes to resolve ... Read more...

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Kingfisher employees on strike, operations not affected


April 21st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A section of Kingfisher Airlines employees Saturday went on a flash strike protesting non-payment of salaries, heaping more trouble on the financially-stressed private carrier. Operations ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Etihad Airways launches recruitment drive in Oman


April 16th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched a recruitment drive to hire 400 new employees from Oman by the ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in London


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Flights in and out of London's second largest airport Gatwick were suspended Monday after a US-bound Airbus A330-300 plane was forced to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kingfisher Airlines scrip rises as strike called off


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The shares of cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines rose almost 10 percent Tuesday on reports of a thaw in negotiations between a group of employees and the ... Read more...

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AI unions adamant on strike if dues not paid


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) As the annual holiday season starts, Air India (AI) unions, including pilots and engineers, have reiterated their threat to go on strike from April 2 if ... Read more...

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SBI stock plunges on talk of loan to Kingfisher


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) Wednesday saw its scrip plunging nearly eight percent on reports that it has agreed to provide ... Read more...

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DGCA to conduct surprise checks to catch drunk pilots, crew


February 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian aviation watchdog Thursday said it will carry out surprise checks and enforce stricter norms to stop pilots and cabin crew getting tipsy while ... 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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Finnair starts campaign to collect funds for Indian children


December 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it has launched the third edition of its "change for good campaign" on international flights for raising funds for implementing ... Read more...

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Air India management can alter policy for workmen: Apex court


November 19th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has ruled that Air India was entitled to alter its policies with regards to its workmen and those promoted to executive category ... Read more...

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Girl ‘air-born’ on Delhi-Toronto flight!


October 22nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A passenger Saturday gave birth to a girl on board a 14-hour Air India flight from Delhi to Toronto with the help of a woman ... Read more...

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Ireland’s leading airline opts for Indian solution


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 (IANS) Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus has entered into a contract with Technopark-headquartered IBS Software Services (IBS) here for help in planning and managing their cockpit and ... Read more...

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Tulisa’s boyfriend Fazer involved in a fight


September 12th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The boyfriend of X Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos got into a fight in Spain recently. Fazer is reported to have attacked the staff of a Spanish scooter hire ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

SpiceJet stock down 5 percent on reports of high attrition


August 24th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The shares of SpiceJet closed over five percent down Wednesday on reports that some 100 staff, including pilots and cabin crew, have quit in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

American held after threat to stab pilot


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A drunken US businessman was held after he allegedly threatened to stab a plane's pilots during a flight to Britain.Tim Bradley, 32, is said to have ... Read more...

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Drunk woman prevents plane landing


August 16th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) A drunk woman passenger forced an airline pilot to abandon landing at Manchester airport after she created a ruckus inside the plane.While being helped to sit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ryanair trests cardiac arrest passenger with a sandwich


August 5th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A Swedish family is demanding apology from Ryanair regarding the way the airline handled a member of the family when he had a cardiac arrest. Under the EU laws, flight attendants are ... Read more...

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Isla Fisher is scared of flying


July 14th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Actress Isla Fisher is so scared of flying that she was allowed to sit in the cockpit on a Virgin America flight to New York.The "Confessions ... Read more...

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Committee set up to look into striking pilots’ grievances, says Kharge


April 28th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said the government has set up a committee to committee to look into the strike by pilots of ... Read more...

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Pilots still on strike, over 50 Air India flights cancelled


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): With the Air India pilots' strike entering its second day on Thursday, over fifty flights were cancelled while several others were delayed.In Delhi, 33 domestic flights were ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP puts Pawan Hans in dock, blames poor upkeep for crash


April 21st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy today raised a question mark over the credibility of Pawan Hans Helicopters after a 24-seater MI 172 chopper operated ... Read more...

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Man promising pilot’s jobs for money arrested


April 5th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A sacked airline employee has been arrested for duping a man by promising him a pilot's job in a leading private carrier, police said Tuesday."Sagar ... Read more...

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