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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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SC asks Air India to probe ‘unnecessary purchase’ of aircraft


September 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of 111 aircraft ... Read more...

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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 pilots send legal notice to management


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Labour trouble is brewing again for Air India as a pilots' union has sent a legal notice to the national carrier for implementing new flight ... 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 makes cash surplus, hopes for a turnaround


September 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Air India Wednesday reported a cash surplus of Rs.48 crore during April-July 2012, reducing the net losses of the financially-stressed airline.The national carrier had a ... Read more...

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Government asks Air India to follow duty time limitations


September 11th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) To improve staff utilisation of the national carrier, the government Tuesday directed Air India to immediately implement the flight duty time limitations (FDTL) for pilots ... Read more...

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Air India’s new MRO coming up in Nagpur


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur will be completed by the year-end and will become operational by the second quarter of ... Read more...

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‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

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Dire necessity to enforce airport security in India (Comment)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
The daring terror attack on Pakistan's Kamra air base on Aug 16 claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban and persistent intelligence reports that Pakistan-based militant groups keep planning terror attacks on India's civilian ... Read more...

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Court notice to pilots’ group on Air India plea (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to an aviators' union of the erstwhile Indian Airlines on the plea of the Air India management against ... 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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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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CSKA Moscow land Aeroflot sponsorship deal


July 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) National carrier Aeroflot has become a general partner of Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow in a $9 million sponsorship deal that also sees the ... 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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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Air India passengers relieved to get home, some miffed with Pakistan


July 9th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Back home after a 12-hour ordeal, some passengers of the Air India flight that made an emergency landing in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday ... 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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Notice issued to centre, Air India on pilots’ plea


June 25th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the central government and the Air India on a plea of the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG) challenging ... 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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South African Airways is sole carrier on Mumbai-Johannesburg route


June 14th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways, country's national carrier, has announced an addition to its current Johannesburg-Mumbai frequency starting Saturday, offering a five-days-a-week service. Due to an even stronger ... Read more...

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Air India to lease out fuel guzzling 777s


June 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Air India will lease out some of its fuel-guzzling Boeing 777s to private airlines to save on costs and restructure international operations on receiving the ... Read more...

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Etihad appoints general manager for Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has appointed Juan Torres as its general manager in Brazil.The appointment of Torres comes after Etihad announced flights to Sao ... Read more...

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Air India may sack 300 more pilots, Ajit Singh writes to staff (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday wrote to employees of the strike-hit Air India, urging them to be focused on the national carrier's survival and ... Read more...

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Air India may sack 300 more pilots, Ajit Singh writes to staff (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday wrote to employees of the strike-hit Air India, urging them to be focused on the national carrier's survival and ... 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 import jet fuel directly


June 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Air India wants to directly import jet fuel that would help the national carrier save around Rs.300 crore annually.To do this, the airline will seek ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stick to stand, airline to go for hiring (Third Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Downplaying Air India's threat to hire new pilots and use trainee pilots to run its operations, some of its striking aviators said Wednesday they ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stick to stand, airline to go for hiring (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Downplaying the threat by Air India that it will hire new pilots, a section of agitating aviators who have been on strike for the past ... 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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