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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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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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Air India flight carrying 323 Indians, 7 Maldivians evacuated from Wuhan lands in Delhi

Air India special flight carrying 323 Indians and seven Maldivians evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, landed in New Delhi on Sunday morning. The flight carrying the first batch..
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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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Coronavirus outbreak: Second Air India flight evacuates 330 from China

The evacuation was carried out using Air India's jumbo B747, that made two flights to Wuhan city - the ground zero of the coronavirus epidemic.
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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 plane leaves for Wuhan to evacuate Indians

Air India has dispatched a 423-seater jumbo B747 to evacuate Indian nationals from China where 213 people have died due to novel coronavirus outbreak.
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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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AI to set up internal panel to address privatisation-related issues of employees: Source

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has asked disinvestment-bound Air India to set up an internal mechanism committee comprising members from the management and its various trade unions to sort..
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Air India Washington-Delhi flight delayed by 57 hrs due to glitch in braking system


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What does future hold for India's flag carrier? Air India crisis explained

Here's a look at the current crisis that Air India is facing
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Centre to sell 100% stake in Air India, national airline set to be privatised

The national carrier, which has been making a loss for long, has a debt burden of over Rs 50,000 crore.
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Marvelous flight, good food: Swedish Queen on journey by Air India


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Maharaja flies Swedish king, who’s down to earth in the air

The king and queen of Sweden flew flew a commercial non-stop Air India flight from Stockholm to New Delhi on Monday. The royal entourage booked tickets on Air India after the official aircraft of the..
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Air India ferries Swedish Royal couple after state aircraft develops snag

The Royal couple, who are on their second five-day visit to India after 26 years, were scheduled to arrive here on their state aircraft. However, they arrived in a direct commercial flight of Air India..
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Air India pilot forced to remove turban at Madrid airport

The pilot, Captain Simranjeet Singh Gujral, was asked to remove his headgear by airport officials at Madrid airport, despite crossing the metal detector. The Madrid airport officials demanded him to..
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BJP making India's best organisations hollow, selling them: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday hit out at the government over finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reported remarks that Air India and Bharat Petroleum Corporation could be sold by..
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'Restrictions place us at handicap financially': Air India CMD Ashwin Lohani pens open letter to employees

India's national air carrier Air India had in September reported an operating loss of around Rs 4,600 crore in the previous financial year of 2018-19
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5.6kg gold worth 2.24 crore seized from Air India flight toilet

The authorities suspect that the culprits could be one of the passengers or perhaps even the staff who have access and are responsible for cleaning the aircraft.
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Air India set to launch direct flight from Amritsar to Patna starting October 27

To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Air India is to launch a direct flight from Amritsar to Patna starting Oct 27. The flight, operated by the 162-seater A320neo aircraft, will take..
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'BechendraModi' sharing spoils of PSUs with his suit-boot friends: Rahul Gandhi

Using the moniker 'BechendraModi', Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that he is sharing the "spoils" of PSUs with his "suit-boot" friends...
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S Jaishankar welcomes opening of Jaffna airport, says will bring India, Sri Lanka closer

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday welcomed the opening of the Jaffna International Airport in Sri Lanka and congratulated Air India for inaugural flight to the island nation's northern..
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Here's why this senior Air India pilot has come under ED lens

According to the sources, Chandra, who is currently on deputation in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) at a top position, drew salaries from it as well as Air India.
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Passengers say forced to sit in Air India craft without AC

Passengers on board an Air India plane at Shanghai airport took to social media to vent their frustration after the aircraft suffered a delay of over four hours. Without lights or airconditioning, the..
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Air India to ban single use plastic in flights from October 2

"From October 2, we are going to completely ban the use of plastics in Air India and the low-cost subsidiary Air India Express," said Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Thursday.
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