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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 94 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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Indian envoy in UK warns against fake news circulating on evacuation flights

The Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam, on Sunday appealed to Indian citizens stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic to beware of fake news doing the rounds about Air..
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Coronavirus: Puri seeks protection for airline staffers being harassed by neighbours

As India's two major airlines Indigo and Air India reported harassment of their crew members by neighbours amid coronavirus pandemic, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that he..
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PM hails Air India for courage, call of duty to fight coronavirus


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Air India crew part of Rome evacuation advised home quarantine


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Special Air India flights brings back 263 Indians from Italy, evacuees quarantined at ITBP facility

The special Air India flight from Rome landed at Delhi airport around 10 am.
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Coronavirus: Air India flight carrying 263 Indian evacuated from Rome lands in Delhi

The flight landed at the airport at 9:15 am. The evacuees - mostly students - will be taken to an Indo-Tibetan Border Police-managed quarantine facility in Chhawla shortly after undergoing thermal..
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263 stranded Indians, mostly students, leave Italy on special Air India flight

India's national air carrier has deployed a Boeing 787-Dreamliner with 12 crew members to bring back stranded Indians in Italy.
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Air India to send aircraft to bring back Indians stranded in Rome

National carrier Air India will send a 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Rome on Saturday afternoon to evacuate Indians stranded there amid the coronavirus crisis. The Centre issued a statement on Thursday..
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Coronavirus outbreak: Air India crew to get hazmat suits

Air India has become the first and only Indian carrier to provide all its pilots and flight attendants operating all flights with Hazmat suit, complete with goggles, gloves, mask and shoe covers. The..
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Coronavirus outbreak: Air India flight to evacuate Indians stranded in Rome on March 21

The highest number of positive cases have been reported from Maharashtra at 45
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Army jawan in Leh tests positive for coronavirus, say sources

The soldier, a resident of Chuhot village in Leh, came in contact with his father who had already contracted the infection. His father had returned from a pilgrimage in Iran by an Air India flight on..
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Lok Sabha passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

Air India on Tuesday announced temporary suspension of its entire services to Europe and the UK from March 19.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Air India flight leaves for Italy's Milan to evacuate around 220 Indians, to be back on Sunday

On Saturday, an Air India special flight took off from Delhi at around 4:30 pm for Milan to evacuate around 220 passengers from there.
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Iran evacuees set to be isolated in Jaisalmer

Around 200 passengers from Iran, scheduled to fly into Mumbai by an Iran Air flight on Friday afternoon, won’t be able to leave the airport. They will continue their journey to Jaisalmer by an Air..
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IAF, Air India evacuate 236 from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, quarantined Japanese cruise ship

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar thanked both China and Japan for its cooperation in the evacuation.
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119 Indians, 5 foreigners from coronavirus-hit Japan cruise ship land in Delhi on Air India flight

A special Air India flight carrying 119 Indians and five nationals from Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Peru, who were on board the coronavirus-hit quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, landed..
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Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30

Last month, the national carrier had suspended its six weekly Delhi-Shanghai flights from January 31 to February 14. However, it did not restart the flight operations from February 15 onwards. The..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 20, 2020: Nirbhaya convict seeks psychiatric care, Air India suspends flights to China & more

In top news of the day on Thursday, February 20, 2020, one of the Nirbhaya case convicts moved a Delhi court seeking psychiatric treatment for himself. India's flag carrier airline, Air India, on..
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Air India suspends flights to China till June 20

The coronavirus epidemic has claimed the lives of at least 2,118 people so far.
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Coronavirus: Letters of appreciation signed by PM given to Air India crew members for Wuhan evacuation

A total of 68 Air India crew members, who were part of the two special flights that evacuated 647 Indians and seven Maldivians from coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, were handed over letters of..
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Wuhan flights: 'What are the chances of getting infected', Air India crew asked, before conquering fear


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Coronavirus evacuation: AI's 2nd flight from Wuhan did emergency landing due to window crack

Air India's second special flight that evacuated 323 Indians and seven Maldivians from Wuhan in China had done an "emergency landing" at Delhi airport on February 2 due to a crack in its cockpit..
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Air India special flight evacuating Indians from Wuhan had made emergency landing at Delhi

The special flight of Air India which was deployed for evacuating Indians from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan to New Delhi had made an emergency landing at the airport in the national..
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Coronavirus: Chinese man quarantined after he throws up on flight

A Chinese man was on Friday admitted to a hospital here for possible exposure to novel coronavirus after he vomited on Pune-bound Air India flight from Delhi, officials said. The passenger was isolated..
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Creativity or insensitivity? Amul's new doodle on homecoming of Indians from coronavirus hit Wuhan faces flak

The ad posted by the company on its official Twitter handle has the iconic mascot girl wearing the mask and walking out of an Air India aircraft along with a group of people among other people all..
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Air India almost stopped the wrong Kunal Kamra from flying


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Air India 'mistakenly' cancels ticket of comedian Kunal Kamra's namesake

Air India officials said a man named Kunal Kamra had booked a ticket for a Jaipur-Mumbai flight but his ticket was cancelled by mistake.
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Cabinet congratulates Air India crew who were part of special flights that evacuated 647 Indians from Wuhan


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Stranded Indian woman in China's virus-hit Wuhan city appeals for evacuation

The woman was among 10 Indians who were stopped from boarding the special Air Indian flights last Friday and Saturday organised by the India government to evacuate stranded Indians from Wuhan.
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Coronavirus in India: Third case detected in Kerala's Kasargod

A third case of coronavirus was detected on Monday morning in India from Kasargod in Kerala. Around 2,000 people are under observation in the southern Indian state as the novel virus claimed 361 lives..
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On rescue operation, AI left nothing to chance

Air India’s second evacuation flight flew in 323 Indians and seven citizens of Maldives from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, to Delhi on Sunday morning. The total number of people..
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7 Maldivians onboard second special Air India flight from Wuhan


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Coronavirus: India evacuates 7 Maldivian citizens from Wuhan; FM Abdulla says it demonstrates 'special friendship'

India has evacuated seven Maldivian citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. They have been brought back to India in the 2nd special Air India flight that was sent to Wuhan and brought..
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India airlifts 323 more citizens, 7 Maldivians from China's virus-hit Wuhan

The flight took off from Wuhan at 3:10 am (IST) and is expected to land in New Delhi at 9:20 am, Kumar said. "Second Air India special flight from Wuhan departed at 0540 hours, i.e. 0310 (IST). The..
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324 return from Wuhan, test negative; another batch arrives today

Air India’s special flight flew back from Wuhan, ground zero of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with the first batch of 324 Indians on Saturday morning. Later in the day, another Boeing 747 took off..
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Six Indians in China stopped from boarding special flight to India due to high fever

Six Indians stranded at the coronavirus-hit Wuhan city were stopped from boarding the first special Air India flight to India due to high fever, officials said on Saturday. Officials told PTI that six..
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Another flight to evacuate Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan to leave Delhi on Saturday: Air India

Air India spokesperson said on Saturday, "Another flight will depart to Wuhan from Delhi at 12.50 pm today with a different set of crew, same doctors' team with other aircraft. The rescue team is again..
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Coronavirus outbreak: 324 Indians evacuated from China's Wuhan in special Air India plane

Air India's jumbo B747 plane, evacuating 324 Indian nationals from the novel coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, landed here on Saturday morning, officials said. The plane reached Delhi around 7.30 am,..
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Coronavirus outbreak: China death toll reaches 258, Air India flight carrying 324 Indians lands in Delhi

A day after the WHO on Thursday declared a global emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus, China reported 2000 more cases and 45 new fatalities. Italy became the 20th country to report a case of..
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AI lifts 366 from Wuhan, to be isolated in Delhi-NCR camps

Air India on Friday afternoon sent a double-decker Jumbo 747 to Wuhan from Delhi. After a delay, boarding finally began at Wuhan around 10.30pm (IST). Air India said another special plane might be sent..
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Quarantine set up in Manesar to monitor Indians evacuated from Wuhan

A special Air India flight was sent to Wuhan on Friday to rescue Indian nationals trapped in the region
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Top News of the Day | Jan 31, 2020: Delhi court stays execution of Nirbhaya convicts, India defeats New Zealand & more

In top news of the day on Friday, January 31, 2020, the novel coronavirus scare continues to wreak havoc as an Air India plane was sent to Wuhan to evacuate Indian nationals stuck in China. A Delhi..
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Air India flight reaches China's Wuhan to evacuate Indians, second aircraft likely tomorrow

The B747 plane had departed from Delhi at 12:30 PM on this day.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Air India's B747 plane to depart from Delhi airport


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After Indigo, SpiceJet, Air India, now GoAir bars Kunal Kamra from flying

On Tuesday, IndiGo airlines suspended the comedian from flying with the airlines for six months following his 'unacceptable behaviour.' onboard the flight against a senior journalist.
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Special Air India plane ready to get out Indians trapped in Wuhan

Air India is preparing to operate a special flight on its Boeing 747 from Mumbai to Wuhan to fly out Indians from there. While the flight was scheduled to depart at 5pm on Monday, the airline was..
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Top News of the Day | Jan 27, 2020: Centre issues EoI for Air India, Bengal passes resolution against CAA & more

In top news of the day on Monday, January 27, 2020, suspected novel coronavirus cases in India have created quite a scare in as death toll rose to 81 in China on Monday. Other big news came from West..
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Coronavirus: Death toll crosses 80 in China, Air India jet on standby to evacuate Indians

The death toll from the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China rose to 81 on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases is 2,744.
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Air India Boeing 747 on standby to evacuate Indians from Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak


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Republic Day: Air India distributes 30000 national flags among its passengers

It was the first Republic Day celebration in Srinagar after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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