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Air India’s Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19


September 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from Sep 19, with the first commercial flight ... Read more...

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First Dreamliner aircraft delivered to Air India in the US


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday took charge of the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Charleston in South Carolina in the US, ahead ... Read more...

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Air Arabia to connect 13 Indian cities to Odessa


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Budget carrier Air Arabia Wednesday said that it will connect 13 Indian cities to the Ukrainian city of Odessa from Oct 12, 2012 via Sharjah."Launch ... Read more...

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Air Arabia to run two Delhi-Sharjah flights daily


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to increase its market share, Middle East based budget carrier Air Arabia Wednesday said it will start operating two daily flight services ... Read more...

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Air India to carry ads on aircraft, tickets


August 26th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India, reeling under accumulated losses and loans of around Rs.67,520 crore ($12 billion), is planning to carry advertisements on its aircraft to ... Read more...

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IndiGo alleges tinkering with policy to help select airlines


July 21st, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the central government for approving an operational turn-around plan for the debt-ridden and loss-making national carrier Air India by infusing equity, InterGlobe, ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic falls for second straight month


July 18th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic in June recorded a substantial fall of 3.84 percent at 51.08 lakh from 53.12 lakh in the corresponding month of 2011, ... Read more...

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Air India’s staff strength to be right-sized: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Some wings of national carrier Air India would soon be hived off to right-size its staff strength and monetise its assets for an early turn-around, Civil ... Read more...

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Air India to raise Rs.7,400 crore in three months


July 16th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Cash-strapped national carrier Air India is expected to generate Rs.7,400 crore (over $1,640 million) by issuing government-backed non-convertible debentures (NCDs) within the next three months, ... Read more...

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Air India forms committee for reinstating sacked pilots


July 12th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday formed a three-member committee to look into the issue of reinstating 101 sacked pilots."We have formed a three-member committee which ... Read more...

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Nasir Ali is new Air India joint managing director


July 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a bid to straighten things out in troubled national carrier Air India, the government has appointed Nasir Ali, an official who is heading a ... Read more...

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Air India to reactivate east Asia routes, plans operational rebound


June 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By-Rohit VaidNew Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Strike-hit national carrier Air India will reactive flights between the national capital and east Asian destinations like Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong in phases ... Read more...

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Air India may sack 300 more striking pilots (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The national carrier Air India may sack 300 more striking aviators, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Monday, as the airline advertised for hiring new ... Read more...

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Air India may sack 300 more striking pilots (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 11th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) National carrier Air India may go ahead and sack 300 striking pilots, an official said Monday."The pilots are on an illegal strike since May. How ... 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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Air India to hire new pilots


June 6th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it will go ahead and hire new pilots to tackle a prolonged strike by a section of pilots that ... Read more...

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Air India’s domestic load factor rose to 82 percent in May


June 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India Tuesday reported a healthy 82 percent load factor on its domestic flights in May, even while its international operations were crippled ... 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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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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Day 21, Rs.300 crore losses - Air India crisis continues


May 28th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 21th day Monday, mounting losses to more than Rs.300 crore (about $55 mn)."Current ... Read more...

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Striking Air India pilots meet civil aviation minister


May 25th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a bid to end the 18-day-old strike at national carrier Air India, some of the agitating pilots met Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh here ... Read more...

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Contempt notice issued to striking Air India pilots (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the striking Air India pilots for not complying with its order that restraining them from ... Read more...

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Air India moves court against striking pilots


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday moved a contempt petition in the Delhi High Court against the striking pilots for not complying with its order that ... Read more...

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Air India recorded highest number of cancellations in April


May 17th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Troubled national carrier Air India hit another low Thursday with official data revealing that the flag carrier had the highest number of cancellations amongst all ... 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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Airlines advised not to hike fares: DGCA


May 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amidst crises in Air India and Kingfisher Airlines, the aviation regulator has warned other airlines not to hike fares, a day after the Rajya ... Read more...

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Air India crisis: 26 pilots sacked, court steps in (Fourth Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India sacked 26 more pilots who went on mass sick leave leading to several flight cancellations Wednesday, as the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Air India crisis: 10 pilots sacked, court steps in (Third Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India sacked 10 more pilots who went on mass sick leave leading to several flight cancellations Wednesday, as the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Court restrains Air India pilots’ illegal strike (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday restrained the pilots of flag carrier Air India from going on an "illegal strike".Over 100 Air India pilots, owing allegiance ... Read more...

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Court steps in to normalise Air India operations (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Operations of national carrier Air India, affected for two consecutive days due to an employees agitation, may become normal after the Delhi High Court Wednesday ... Read more...

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Court restrains Air India pilots from striking


May 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday restrained pilots of flag carrier Air India from going on strike.The agitation by Air India's 'sick' pilots continued for the ... Read more...

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Air India sacks 10 pilots, derecognises union


May 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Cracking the whip, national carrier Air India has sacked 10 pilots from the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) who went on mass sick leave against the ... Read more...

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Air India fined $80,000 in US


May 4th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) India's national carrier Air India has been slapped a civil penalty of $80,000 by the US Transportation Department for failure to comply with rules concerning extended ... Read more...

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