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Air India gets second Dreamliner, plans to start new routes


September 19th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India Wednesday received its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it firmed up plans to open new international routes using the aircraft to destinations in ... Read more...

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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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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... 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 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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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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India expects to induct first 787 Dreamliner this month


August 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Air India hopes to induct the first of its new Boeing-787 Dreamliners by this month-end as the aircraft has received regulatory clearances to fly to ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to fly daily to Vietnam


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and most ... Read more...

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Garuda Indonesia signs partnership with Liverpool


July 11th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 11 (IANS) Indonesian flag carrier airlines, Garuda Indonesia, set up partnership programmes with English Premier League football side Liverpool to act as official partner to the club.The statement ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways wins Airbus award


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the "Top Operational Excellence Award" by Airbus for its fleet of ... Read more...

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‘Mini-city’ just for A380s at Dubai airport


June 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 26 (IANS) Dubai is set to unveil by the year-end a new airport terminal, which can even pass off as a mini city going by the facilities, exclusively ... Read more...

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Chile, Brazil form biggest Latin American airline


June 24th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago (Chile), June 24 (IANS) Lan Airlines, the flag carrier of Chile, and Brazil's Tam Airlines, have merged to create the LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline in Latin America.The ... Read more...

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Air India recorded highest number of cancellations in May


June 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Troubled Air India recorded the highest number of cancellations amongst all domestic carriers in May, official data revealed Monday.Data released by the aviation regulator, Directorate ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways buys stake in Virgin Australia


June 7th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has acquired a 4.99 percent equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.Etihad ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer


June 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will decide on Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in ... 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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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 feasibility study for new international schedule (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Air India Tuesday said it is planning a feasibility study to determine the international destinations the airline will fly to as it faces a shortage ... 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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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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Russia may blacklist air passengers, pilots


May 16th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pilots who violate work rules and unruly passengers could be blacklisted in Russia under a bill now in parliament, an MP said.Andrei Andreev, chairman of ... 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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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 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, derecognizes union (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Cracking the whip, Air India Tuesday sacked 10 pilots who went on mass sick leave against the plan to provide Boeing-787 Dreamliner training to those ... 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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‘Need careful implementation of Air India revival plan’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A standing committee report which was presented to Parliament Friday cautioned the government about carefully implement the revival plan for national carrier Air India."The ... Read more...

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Indian business delegation to visit Indonesia


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Buoyed by bilateral trade between Indonesia and India touching a record $20 billion and increasing at a steady pace, an Indian business delegation will visit the ... Read more...

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Air India to increase capacity on Kashmir routes


April 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it will increase capacity on its Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Srinagar sectors to cash in on the growing demand during the ... Read more...

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