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Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, headquartered at New Delhi. It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 102 domestic and international destinations. The airline has its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, alongside several focus cities across India. Air India is the largest international carrier out of India with an 18.6% market share. Over 60 international destinations are served by Air India across four continents. The airline became the 27th member of Star Alliance on 11 July 2014.

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Nepal to begin inoculation drive for elderlies from next month [Video]

Nepal to begin inoculation drive for elderlies from next month

As the vaccination drive has already been kicked off in the Himalayan nation, the inoculation drive for elderly and most vulnerable age groups will commence from next month. Nepal has received the..

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Air India flight hits electric police while landing at Vijayawada Airport [Video]

Air India flight hits electric police while landing at Vijayawada Airport

An Air India Express flight hit an electric pole while landing at Vijayawada International Airport in Gannavaram. According to the airport administration, all 64 passengers on board the flight and the..

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North Pole, longest flight, all-women crew: Zoya Agarwal on The Interview [Video]

North Pole, longest flight, all-women crew: Zoya Agarwal on The Interview

What does flying over the North Pole entail? Is it a wow moment or is one on an edge? What is it being in a profession where Death is at an arm’s distance? Why the hype over an all-women crew? Or a..

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LIC employees in Coimbatore protest Centre's disinvestment move [Video]

LIC employees in Coimbatore protest Centre's disinvestment move

LIC workers in Coimbatore protested against Centre's move of disinvestment in the corporation. The protestors condemned Centre's move of disinvestment of LIC share in stock market. Finance Minister..

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Watch: 1st batch of Covaxin reaches Delhi; Mumbai receives Covishield [Video]

Watch: 1st batch of Covaxin reaches Delhi; Mumbai receives Covishield

The first batch of Covaxin landed at the Delhi airport from Hyderabad on January 13. The Covid-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech was brought in by two flights. An Air India flight landed with 3 boxes while..

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'Covishield' dispatched from Pune airport in 9 flights [Video]

'Covishield' dispatched from Pune airport in 9 flights

The first consignment of Serum Institute of India's COVID19 vaccine 'Covishield' dispatched from Pune airport on Jan 12. The Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo Airlines operated nine flights from Pune with..

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Civil Aviation Minister congratulates Air India women pilots for flying over world's longest air route [Video]

Civil Aviation Minister congratulates Air India women pilots for flying over world's longest air route

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri congratulated the women pilot and women cockpit crew which operated the inaugural flight between San Francisco and Bengaluru. "I was tracking the flight, they..

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In a first, Air India's all-women crew lands longest flight from US to Bengaluru [Video]

In a first, Air India's all-women crew lands longest flight from US to Bengaluru

An all-women cockpit crew scripted history after landing Air India's inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight at Kempegowda International Airport. The crew flew the flight over the North Pole, taking..

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Air India women pilots script history by flying over world's longest air route [Video]

Air India women pilots script history by flying over world's longest air route

All-women cockpit crew of Air India which operated the inaugural flight between San Francisco and Bengaluru, received a grand welcome shortly after landing at Kempegowda International Airport. The..

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Bharat Biotech commences dispatch of Covaxin, ships to 11 cities

Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech commenced dispatches of indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin on Wednesday morning with the first lot of the vaccine doses being flown out of Hyderabad by national carrier..
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Four Air-India women pilots fly over north pole on world's longest flight route, script history

Flight AI176, which departed from San Francisco at 8:30 pm (local time) on Saturday, landed at Bengaluru Airport at 3:45 am (local time) on Monday.
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Air India's longest direct route flight lands at Bengaluru airport

With four women pilots, Air India's longest direct route flight landed at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Monday. Taking the Atlantic route, the flight covered a distance of about..
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Air India women pilots set to create history, to cover distance of 16,000 kms over North Pole

An all-women pilot team of Air India will fly over North Pole on the world's longest air route and the flight from San Fransico (SFO) will reach Bengaluru on January 9 covering a distance of about..
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Robotic tech deployed by Air India to disinfect aircraft interiors


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Chennai: 3.72 kg gold worth Rs 2 crore seized, one arrested

On Wednesday, 12 gold paste bundles hidden in the rectum were recovered from 11 passengers who arrived via Air India flight IX 1644.
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Stay away from policy matters, Air India tells employees who filed EOI for it


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Six new 'eyes in the sky' for IAF to be built by DRDO on Air India planes

n a major boost for the indigenous defence industry, India is going to make six new Airborne Early Warning and Control planes to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on..
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Air India ordered by UK court to pay £13 million to aircraft leasing company for non-payment of rent on five leased aircraft


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Now fly to London directly from Chennai: Air India to operate non-stop flights from January 2021

Air India will operate seven flights between Chennai and London each week as the demand for flights to the UK capital has been high despite COVID-19.
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Banned pro-Khalistan organisation threatens to disrupt Delhi-London flights, security tightened at IGI Airport

A senior police official further said that a meeting was held between officials of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Air India, and Delhi International Airport Limited on Wednesday to discuss..
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Panic after passenger claims presence of 'terrorist' onboard Air India Delhi-Goa flight

Goa Air India staff have filed a detailed report to Air India Headquarters about the whole incident.
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Hong Kong bars Air India, Vistara flights till October 30 after passengers test positive for Covid-19


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Government shouldn't be running airlines, airports: Hardeep Singh Puri

The minister added that he is hopeful of completing Air India's privatization process within 2020.
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Air India flights to Hong Kong barred till August-end after 14 passengers test COVID-19 positive

A passenger from India could only arrive in Hong Kong if he/she could provide a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey, as per the rules issued by the Hong Kong..
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Air India pilots challenge termination of services; HC seeks airline's stand


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'Vande Bharat' Mission: Hong Kong bans Air India flights over COVID-19 related issues

The Hong Kong authorities have cited restrictions placed due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, as a reason.
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57 pilots had resigned, seeking greener pastures: Air India

A news agency had reported that 50 pilots of the carrier have been illegally terminated.
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Air India sacks 50 pilots overnight, ICPA seeks management's intervention on 'illegal termination'

Air India pilots have sought the intervention of the management on the issue of "illegal termination" of 50 pilots from service.
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AI lets 57 pilots go, even those who took back resignations

Air India on Friday accepted the resignations of 57 pilots, both permanent and contractual.
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Air India planning to operate two Vande Bharat Mission flights from Hong Kong to Delhi

Air India is planning to operate two Vande Bharat Mission flights from Hong Kong to Delhi on August 18 and 21, the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong said on Thursday. The Vande Bharat Mission..
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Kozhikode plane crash: 85 injured passengers discharged from hospital after returning to full fitness

The Air India flight carrying 190 passengers had skidded while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode on Friday evening.
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Mortal remains of Air India Express pilot Captain Deepak Sathe reach Mumbai, funeral on Aug 11

The mortal remains of Air India pilot, Captain Deepak V. Sathe, who was killed in Friday's Kozhikode Air India Express flight crash, reached Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. The funeral of Sathe is slated..
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Air India employees in immense stress due to wage cut: President of Alliance Air Employees Union Binoy Viswam

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Kerala Plane Crash: Air India puts up 'black' logo to mourn Kozhikode tragedy, express solidarity with victims

Air India turned its logo 'black' on social media, to mourn Kozhikode tragedy and express solidarity with the victims of Kerala plane crash. Air India's official handles on social media updated their..
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Kerala Plane Crash: Air India flight's black box recovered from Kozhikode crash site; probe underway

Digital Flight Data Recorder & Cockpit Voice Recorder of the ill-fated aircraft have been retrieved. AAIB is conducting investigations.
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'A great son, always ready to help others in need,' says pilot's mother who died in Kerala plane crash

DV Sathe, who served as a pilot in Air India after serving in the Indian Air Force, died in the plane crash on Friday.
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One passenger killed in Kerala plane crash tests positive for COVID-19

A passenger who died in the Air India plane crash in Kerala has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Runway 10 of Kozhikode airport unsafe, expert warned 9 years ago

Karipur airport is unsafe and landing should not be allowed here, especially during wet conditions, Captain Mohan Ranganathan, a member of a safety advisory committee constituted by the ministry of..
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Pilot served in IAF, won NDA Sword of Honour

Commanding pilot Deepak V Sathe is believed to have died on the spot. ​Sathe lived in Powai with his family which includes his wife Sushma and two sons. He was a wing commander in the Indian Air..
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People must not pay more fares when booking tickets via travel agents on Vande Bharat flights: Govt

Passengers booking tickets through travel agents on international flights operating under the Vande Bharat Mission must not pay more than the fares mentioned on Air India's website, the Civil Aviation..
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India designates SpiceJet as scheduled carrier to operate flights to US

Previously, only Air India had permission to operate flights in India-US routes.
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Alpine melt yields old India headlines: Indira Gandhi is PM

The copies of Indian newspapers the National Herald and The Economic Times were probably aboard an Air India Boeing 707 that crashed on the mountain on January 24, 1966, claiming 177 lives.
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No flight for Australia till July 14 due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions

"Due to the recent Covid-19 related restrictions imposed on international flights in Australia, the following flights in the next phase of Vande Bharat Mission from Australia are being rescheduled,"..
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Over 900 flights in Vande Bharat Mission-4 to July-end

The world’s largest repatriation exercise, Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), will start its fourth phase on July 3 that will see Air India group operating over 400 flights up to July-end. According to the..
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Air India divestment deadline extended again by 2 more months due to corona

The government has extended the timeline for Air India’s divestment by two more months due to the pandemic. The deadline for submitting expression of interest (EoI) and intimating qualified bidders..
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Special flight with 224 Indians takes off from Washington DC

A special Air India flight carrying 224 Indian nationals including infants departed from Washington DC to New Delhi on Wednesday under the Vande Bharat Mission, the initiative launched to repatriate..
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Vande Bharat Mission flights restricted after US accuses India of 'discriminatory' practices

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Passenger dies onboard Air India Lagos-Mumbai flight


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Air India likely to get custom-made B777 planes for VVIP travel by September

Two custom-made B777 aircraft, which will be used to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top Indian dignitaries, are likely to be delivered by Boeing to Air India by September, senior officials..
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Vande Bharat Mission flight with 148 Indians departs from Riyadh

"Air India AI 1936 bound for Hyderabad has departed from King Khalid International Airport Riyadh with 148 passengers, including 3 infants on board," Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted. India had..
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Moscow-bound Air India flight develops technical snag mid-air, called back to Delhi

The incident occurred 2-3 hours after it took-off from Delhi airport.
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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India to operate additional repatriation flights to six countries

Air India said it will operate additional repatriation flights to six countries between June 4 and June 6 to bring back stranded Indians under the phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission. Amid the coronavirus..
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Vande Bharat mission: Over 300 Indians fly home on board special Air India flight from New York

Over 300 Indian nationals, who were stuck in the US due to the coronavirus-induced global travel restrictions, have flown home on board the fourth special flight from New York under the Vande Bharat..
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Covid-19: Air India evacuates 115 stranded Indians from Israel

Some 115 Indians, including out of work and broke caregivers, students and pregnant women, were all smiles as they boarded an Air India flight here on Tuesday and left for India after being stranded in..
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SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and..
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Do not take bookings for middle seat after June 6, Supreme Court tells Air India

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Air India to continue operating its non-scheduled flights with their middle seats filled till June 6.
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Supreme Court awards higher compensation to kin of man killed in 2010 Air India crash case

The family members of Mahendra Kodkany, which includes his wife, daughter and son, who were earlier granted Rs 7.35 crore as compensation by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC),..
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