Boeing 777s grounded around world after Denver engine failure, but Air India still sleeping

Boeing has recommended grounding more than 120 of its 777 jets worldwide following a catastrophic engine failure on a United Airlines plane in Denver. But Air India still sleeping, is the only carrier which has Boeing 777s in its fleet. But none of such planes have P&W 4000-112 engines. Thus there would be no impact on […]

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Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport

NEW DELHI: Air India’s longest direct flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman cockpit crew successfully landed in the southern city on Monday. The national carrier had said on Saturday that this flight would be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by any Indian airline and the total flight […]

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All-woman cockpit crew to fly inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight

NEW DELHI: An all-woman cockpit crew will fly into Indian aviation history on Saturday when it operates the inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight, going over the North Pole and taking the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital at the other end of the world. “This will be the longest commercial flight in the world to […]

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Air India privatisation unlikely to conclude this fiscal

NEW DELHI: Privatisation of Air India may spill into next fiscal year as the divestment process is unlikely to conclude in the remaining a little over three months of 2020-21, an official said. Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group and US-based fund Interups Inc were among “multiple” entities that put in preliminary bids last week for buying […]

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Disqualify Tata Sons from Air India bid: Subramanian Swamy

NEW DELHI: BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has said that Tata Sons or any of its partners should be disqualified from bidding for national carrier Air India. Swamy has written to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on this. “In public interest and in the interest of justice, Tata Sons and/or with any other […]

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Kanti Commercials and consortium puts in EoI for Air India

NEW DELHI: Kanti Commercials, followed by Fragment Nivesh and Enormous Nivesh are the top three companies that are leading a consortium, which put an EoI for Air India. “We are very much eligible to bid for the disinvestment programme of Air India and have expertise in turning around sick industrial enterprises into profitable ones, said […]

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Tata Sons among multiple bidders to buy national carrier Air India

NEW DELHI: Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group was among “multiple” entities that on Monday put in preliminary bids for buying the government’s stake in loss-making carrier Air India. “Multiple expressions of interest have been received for strategic disinvestment of Air India. The Transaction will now move to the second stage,” Department of Investment and Public Asset […]

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Air India’s direct Hyderabad-Chicago flight from January 15

NEW DELHI: Hyderabad is all set to get a non-stop connectivity with the United States as Air India will launch its direct flight from the city to Chicago from January 15. The national carrier will operate the flight bi-weekly, GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport announced on Wednesday. The airline will operate Boeing 777-200 aircraft, with a […]

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Air India to connect Bengaluru to San Francisco from January 2021

NEW DELHI: India’s national carrier Air India is set to connect Bengaluru and San Francisco via a non-stop flight from 2021, the Kempegowda International Airport said on Wednesday. The airline is expected to launch a twice weekly service, scheduled to commence from January 11, 2021. “This would be the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and […]

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Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Air India One flight

NEW DELHI: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday boarded the Air India One — B777 aircraft — on its inaugural flight to Chennai. “The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind boarded the Air India One – B777 aircraft for inaugural flight to Chennai today (November 24, 2020). He is visiting Tirupati, Andhra […]

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