April 25th, 2022 7:22 AM 0 COMMENTS

Cathay Pacific Announces Recommencement of Flights Between India and Hong-Kong

The Hong-Kong based airline Cathay Pacific announced on Thursday that it plans to resume flights from its base in Hong Kong to India’s capital city and Mumbai. The flights have been scheduled to resume from May 4 for the Mumbai to Hong-Kong service whereas the Delhi to Hong-Kong service will start from May 6. Notably, Hong Kong has been witnessing restrictions due to Covid-19 and recently, India’s flag carrier Air... Read More

February 25th, 2022 10:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tata Is in Discussion With Aircraft Manufacturers Over an Order for Air India-Sources

Boeing Co and Airbus SE executives met with Tata Group executives in recent weeks to negotiate plane orders for Air India, according to two people familiar with the matter. In a $2.4 billion equity-and-debt deal last month, Tata reclaimed ownership of state-run carrier Air India after nearly 70 years. While Air India has lucrative landing slots, the group confronts a difficult task in modernising the airline's old aircraft and improving... Read More

February 22nd, 2022 3:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Repatriation Flight Leaves for Ukraine to Bring Back Indians as Political Tensions Escalate

This morning, Air India’s planned repatriation flight from India to Ukraine took off for bringing back the Indian nationals. The airline used its B-787 Dreamliner aircraft, which has a capacity of over 200 seats, for its unique operation. Tonight, a flight from Ukraine will arrive in Delhi. Air India announced earlier this week that it would run three flights to Ukraine in the following week. The airline will run two... Read More

February 22nd, 2022 12:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Devas Lawsuit: Quebec Court Rules in Favour of Air India Against the Asset Seizure Ruling

Air India gets the approval of an Appeals Court in Quebec to challenge the order by the Canadian Court that allowed Devas Multimedia to seize its funds as compensation for a failed 2005 satellite deal with Antrix Corporation, the commercial wing of ISRO. Judge Christine Baudouin agreed to Air India’s claim that the Court should take a closer look at the argument of the German Major Deutsche Telekom and three... Read More

February 21st, 2022 2:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Express Makes Major Announcement Regard RT-PCR Tests

Air India Express, a low-cost carrier has announced that travellers who are completely vaccinated will not have to worry about taking an RT-PCR test on their departure to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). India has also scrapped the seven-day mandatory home quarantine guideline for passengers landing in India from abroad. This announcement is going to aid in the ease of travel process for the people and also boost... Read More

February 21st, 2022 2:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Will Operate 3 Flights to Ukraine this Week

Air India has confirmed that it will be operating around three flights this week to Ukraine. “Seats are available on these flights – booking is open through Air India booking offices, website, call centre and authorised travel agents,” said the airline on its Twitter profile. These flights will help the Indian nationals to leave Ukraine as the tension in the country increases with Russia trying to take over. There are... Read More

February 15th, 2022 6:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tata Group Appoints Former Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Air India’s CEO

After many rounds of speculations, Air India has finally announced its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Tata Group has appointed Ilker Ayci, former Chairman of Turkish Airlines, as CEO of Air India. His appointment is effective from April 01, 2022. Announcing the new appointment, Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran said, “Ilker is an aviation industry leader who led Turkish Airlines to its current success during his tenure there. We... Read More

February 12th, 2022 6:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India, AirAsia India to Transfer Domestic Passengers From One to Another During Operational Disruptions

Air India and AirAsia India, two aviation wings of Tata Group, have signed a contract on interline considerations on irregular operations (IROPs), which will allow the duo to transfer the passengers from one flight to another during disruptions in flight operations. This is the first official step after Air India takeover from the government of India and hints at the long-term possibility of merging AirAsia India into Air India. Air... Read More

February 4th, 2022 3:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India: Tata Group May Appoint Alex Cruz as CEO, Reports Say

Air India may get the aviation veteran Alex Cruz as its Chief Executive Officers, unconfirmed reports say. Cruz was the Chairman and CEO of British Airways for five years till 2020. He also headed a Spanish low-cost airline Vueling. Cruz resigned from British Airways during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic when the airline cut 13,000 jobs. He is currently shown as an investor, board member and advisor on some... Read More

February 2nd, 2022 7:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government Assigns Rs 62,057 Crore Into an SPV to House Air India’s Debt

According to the budget documents released yesterday, the government has allocated Rs 62,057 crore to a special purpose vehicle (SPV), Air India Asset Holding Ltd (AIAHL), to house the majority of Air India’s debt. The government has also assigned Rs 1,944 crore to Air India to cover all losses incurred during the pandemic to clear the liabilities of the national carrier for handover to Tata Group’s subsidiary Talace Private Limited.... Read More

January 31st, 2022 1:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

There Are No Air India-Vistara Merger Talks, Confirms Vistara Chairman

With Air India privatization, the biggest speculation that churned the internet was about the possible merger of Vistara with Air India. Putting an end to the rumour mill, Tata Singapore Airlines Chairman Bhaskar Bhat confirmed that no such strategic merger talks are in place. In an interview given ET, Bhat said that Tata Group targets to run Air India as a parallel entity alongside Vistara. According to him, any talk... Read More

January 28th, 2022 7:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

The 69-Year-Old Mistake Has Been Corrected: Jyotiraditya Scindia on Air India Privatization

In response to Air India’s privatisation, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that nationalising an airline belonged to the private sector was a 69-year-old mistake. Minister sees Air India disinvestment as a mistake corrected. He gave credit for the success of the Air India takeover to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It was only possible because of his dedication, resolution and willpower of PM Modi that he took the decision of Air... Read More

January 27th, 2022 5:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Privatisation: Tata Group Officially Takes Over the National Carrier

The Air India privatization transaction has been completed today. The Government of India received a consideration of Rs 2,700 crore from Talace Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Pvt Ltd. It is retaining the debt of Rs 15,300 crore in Air India and AIXL and transferring the shares of Air India to Tata Group’s Talace Private Limited. With this, Talace Group will receive 100% shares of Air India... Read More

January 26th, 2022 2:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Announces BMI Check for Crew Members, Employee Union Objects

Air India has announced a new company policy to check the Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight of the crew members while they report for taking the flight. The mandate did not resonate well with the airline’s cabin crew union. The ratio of weight and height of the crew members will be checked by ‘grooming associates’, who are assigned with the task of recording observations on BMI management, uniform and... Read More

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