Ratan N. Tata with Air India's logo.

Photo: East Mojo

Talace, Tata Sons Subsidiary, Wins Bid To Re-Acquire Air India

Aviation Ministry & DIPAM Secretary said on October 8 that Tata-Sons' subsidiary Talace Pvt Ltd won the bid of Rs 18,000 crore to re-acquire Air India. Reportedly, the conglomerate won the bid more than 85 years after ceding control to the government. Ratan Tata wrote on Twitter, ''Tatas will have the opportunity of regaining the image and reputation it enjoyed in earlier years.''

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 05:58 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tata Sons, Air India, Aviation Ministry, Bid, Re-acquire

Courtesy: Republic World

Picture from the plane with crew members, doctors, nurses, and the mother

Photo: Deccan Herald

Passenger Gives Birth Mid-Air; Traveling From London To Kochi

Following the birth of a baby mid-flight, the Air India flight from London to Kochi with 203 passengers was diverted to Frankfurt on October 7. The lady's preterm birth was assisted by two physicians and four nurses on board. Later, Air India confirmed that the woman delivered a healthy baby and both are doing well. However, the plane was well-equipped with all of the necessary medical equipment, said officials.

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 01:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Air India, Kochi, london, Birth

Courtesy: Republic World

An Air India Plane stuck under a foot overbridge.

Photo: The Indian Express

Air India Plane Stuck Under Bridge Near Delhi, Video Goes Viral

Following an Air India Plane that got stuck under the foot overbridge at Delhi-Gurugram highway, a 40-second viral video of the incident has left the netizens amused on social media. However, the company has released an official statement claiming the airline has no connection with the incident. Reportedly, It was sold to a scrap dealer and the new owner was transporting it when it got stuck under the bridge. 

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 07:32 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Air India, Delhi Airport, Overbridge, Viral video, Gurugram

Courtesy: Zee News

Air India bid

Photo: The Economic Times

Govt Yet To Announce Winner Of Air India Bids

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management said over a tweet, "Media reports indicating approval of financial bids by Government of India in the AI disinvestment case are incorrect". The panel is yet to finalise a decision after which it will be disclosed to the parties and the public. For now, both Tata Group and SpiceJet remain in the race for the bid to acquire Air India.

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Air India, SpiceJet, Tata groups, DIPAM

Courtesy: NDTV

Air India

Photo: The Times of India

Tata Group Wins Bid For Air India: Report

The government of India has reportedly accepted the proposal of Tata Group's bid for Air India. Tata Group was already the front runner in the bid, among many others including SpiceJet'. The bids were evaluated by a panel headed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and including Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal. The reverse price of Air India was likely between the range of 15,000-20,000 crores… read-more

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 01:43 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Air India, Tata groups, SpiceJet Airlines

Courtesy: The Times of India

 Winning bid for Air India to be announced by October 15

Photo: The News Minute

Winning Bid For Air India To Be Announced By Oct 15; Tata Main Contender

After the biddings closed for Air India on September 15, the government has decided to declare the results latest by October 15. Till now, the Tatas are seen as the front runners for Air India's disinvestment plan by the Central govt. However, the final draft for Air India's winning bid would require Home Minister-headed GoM's nod. Meanwhile, the Airline has reported Rs 7,982.83 crore as a net loss in FY20.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 05:30 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Tata groups, Air India, Ratan Tata, Central Government, Airlines

Courtesy: CNBC TV18

Pet Dog in a plane's cabin

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Pet Lover Books Entire Air-India Business Class To Travel With His Dog

Ironically, a passenger booked the entire business class cabin of Air India's flight AI-671 to pleasurably travel with his pet dog on September 15 from Mumbai to Chennai. Reportedly, the passenger paid around Rs 2.4 lakh to book all 12 seats of the cabin. However, airlines only allow the pet in planes after levying extra costs and allocate the last row of the cabin.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Air India, Business Class, Pet Dog, Plane, Leisure Travel

Air India's flight.

Photo: The Indian Wire

Bird Hits Air India's Plane; Delhi Airport-Authority Cancels Flight AIC 469

Delhi-bound Air India flight AIC 469 was canceled by the Swami Vivekanand Airport authority in MP's Raipur after a bird hit the plane during its take-off on September 14 at 10:05 AM. Reportedly, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh was also a passenger among 179 others. The airport director Rakesh Ranjan Sahay said, ''Pieces of a bird's carcass was found... the personnel is further inspecting the aircraft.''

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 04:50 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Flight, Air India, Bird, Take-off, Swami Vivekanand Airport

Courtesy: DNA India

Crashed plane

Photo: BBC

Air-India Express Boeing 737 Crashed Due To Pilot's Fault: AAIB

The AAIB (Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau) revealed in probe report that the crash of Air-India Express Boeing 737 in 2020 was due to the Pilot in Command's fault. The pilot didn't adhere to SOPs, was onto anti-diabetic drugs, faulty windshield viper, and degraded visuals are the reasons for the crash. The crash caused the death of 20 passengers including, both pilots. The report also lists recommendations to avoid future crashes.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 10:48 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: Air India, AAIB, Boeing 737, Jyotiraditya Scindia

Courtesy: Business Standard

An Air India Flight.

Photo: Business Standard

Flight AI-111 Wasn't Aborted Due To Swarm Of Ants: Air India

In a very surprising incident, an Air India flight on September 6 was replaced with another Boeing 787-8 plane at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) after a swarm of ants had been found in the business class, said media reports. Reportedly, the flight was to leave for London and the Prince of Bhutan was also a passenger. However, Air India debunked any such claims in a tweet.

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 12:55 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Air India, IGI Airport, Ants, Abort, Delhi

Courtesy: India Today