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First Dreamliner for Air India to land on Saturday


Air India's long wait for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is finally over, with the first of these long-haul planes set to arrive here on Saturday, sources said on Thursday.

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CAG raps Air India for Rs.15 crore 'wasteful' expenditure


Air India on Tuesday came in for severe criticism from CAG for ‘wasteful expenditure’ of over Rs.15 crore on several counts, including its failure to surrender leased premises at London Heathrow airpo

Air travel becomes costlier


Air travel became costlier on Tuesday with major Indian carriers hiking fuel surcharge on tickets, ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 250 for domestic travel and USD 15 (Rs 825) for a one-way international tic

Air India lift Durand Cup after penalty shootout


Air India on Saturday lifted the Durand Cup defeating another Mumbai outfit Dodsal FC in a penalty shootout after both teams failed to score during regular time.

Air India won the shootout 3-2, bagg

Air India refuses to take back some pilots


Air India has refused to reinstate some of the sacked pilot union leaders who led the recent pilot strike, even though many other sacked pilots have been reinstated so far.

The union leaders belong

AI imposes blanket ban on excess baggage checked in by VIPs


In an attempt to plug revenue loss of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has imposed a blanket ban on excess baggage checked in by ministers and civil servants, which is generally carried f

IA, AI merger: Management issues seniority lists of officers


Integration of human resources of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India has finally begun after five years of their merger, with the management coming out with seniority lists of about 4,500 offi

Jet fuel price up 3.2%; puts burden on cash-strapped airlines


Jet fuel or ATF price was on Thursday hiked by over 3.2 per cent, the third straight increase since July, adding to the cost burden of cash-strapped airlines.

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185 passengers protest on board Singapore flight

About 185 passengers staged a sit-in protest on board a Singapore-bound Air India Express aircraft early on Monday morning after the flight got delayed by an hour due to technical snags and later retu

AI suffered Rs 600 crore loss due to 58-day pilot strike: Govt


Air India has suffered a loss of around Rs 600 crore due to the recent 58-day-long strike by its pilots, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday.

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