Air India

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Air India Plans New Uniforms For Crew By Year End, Sarees To Phase Out

National carrier Air India is reportedly contemplating introducing a more contemporary attire for its female cabin crew. For the last six decades, flight attendants have donned sarees, however, that is likely to change soon as the company gears up to introduce new uniforms in November, confirmed a media source. Furthermore, famous industry designer Manish Malhotra has been tasked to design the new uniforms for the crew, phasing sarees.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 - 02:25 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, new uniform, Crew members, Manish Malhotra, Airlines

Courtesy: Business Today

Air India Pilot Arvind

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Relief To Ex Air India Pilot Arvind, Delhi HC Quashes FIR Against Him

The Delhi High Court has quashed an FIR against former Air India pilot Arvind Kathpalia for the alleged offences of violating aircraft rules, including evading a breath analyser test, and forgery, saying the allegations against him are wholly insufficient to make out a case against him. The high court said the petitioner, now retired, cannot be subjected to "double jeopardy, giving a relief to the pilot.

Sat, 09 Sep 2023 - 01:16 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, FIR, Delhi HC, Petition, Legal News, Violations

Air India

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Air India Reveals New Brand Identity "The Vista"

Air India on Thursday unveiled a new brand identity 'The Vista' inspired by the peak of the golden window frame that signifies "limitless possibilities" and a new aircraft livery, nearly one-and-a-half years after Tata Group started piloting the carrier. The iconic Maharaja logo will remain at the airline, which has embarked on an ambitious transformation plan, including placing orders for 470 planes.


Fri, 11 Aug 2023 - 10:13 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Air Vista, New Brand, unveiled, business

Air India

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Passenger Misbehaves With Crew Member In An Air India Flight

Another incident of unruly behaviour by a passenger was reported on a flight. A passenger on board an Air India flight AI882 to Delhi was handed over to security personnel for his unruly behaviour. The airline confirmed the incident and said, "The passenger verbally abused the crew members and then went on to physically assault one of them on board." The accused has been arrested and a investigation is launched.

Wed, 31 May 2023 - 11:40 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Travel News, sexual abuse, Passenger, Indian Aviation


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Air India Pilot Suspended And Fined Of Rs 30 Lakhs

During an Air India Flight Al-915 (Delhi-Dubai), the pilots invited their female friend into the cockpit.  As a result, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined the airline Rs. 30 lakhs for not promptly and effectively addressing this safety-sensitive issue. The pilot has also been suspended by the Civil Aviation Department. The matter came to light after one of the operating crew complaint about it to Air India.

Sat, 13 May 2023 - 09:45 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: DCGA, Air India, pilot, Suspended, Violation

Air India

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Air India Announces Single Use Plastic In Flights

Aiming for a better environment, Air India announced to limit the usage of single-use-plastic in future. Air India has reduced the usage of single-use plastic by 80 per cent on board all flights across its worldwide network,  said the airlines, in an official statement. The airline has also introduced 100 per cent compostable PET lids and primary-use plastic bags besides completely compostable waste bags. 

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 - 01:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Flights, Single use plastic, civil aviation, environment

Air India

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Air India Flights Return Amid Physical Assault Between Passenger-Crew

Another flight mishap was reported after a London-bound flight had to return, amid a fight in the airplane. An Air India flight made an emergency landing at the Delhi Airport after a passenger started causing physical harm to two crew members and showed unruly behavior.  Furthermore, Air India ensured the safety of all passengers and rescheduled a flight to London in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the accused passenger is detained.

Mon, 10 Apr 2023 - 01:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Flight Incident, Air India, London-Delhi, Physical Harm, Crew members

Courtesy: ANI News

Air India

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DCGA Rejects Plea Of Air India Pilot In Urination Incident

The Director General Civil Aviation (DCGA) rejected the appeal of the pilot in the Air India Urination Issue. On March 1, the DCGA rejected the plea of the pilot to revoke the license suspension orders. The DCGA feels that the incident should have been reported in any case, therefore, pilot is responsible. Notably, earlier, a man urinated on a 70-year-old senior citizen in a New York-Delhi Air India flight.

Wed, 01 Mar 2023 - 08:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Urination Issue, Flight, Air India Pee Row, Indian Commercial Pilots Association

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Meal of Air India Business Class

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Air India Business Class Passenger Finds Insect In Meal, Tweets Pic

In an Air India flight, a customer of 'business class' found insect in flight food. The passenger Mahavir Jain shared the picture of the insect found food and said, "@airindiain insect in the meal served in business class. Doesn't look like hygiene was taken. My flight was AI671 -Mumbai to chennai. Seat 2C." The Airline responded with an apology and said they strictly follow hygiene in their flight.

Tue, 28 Feb 2023 - 01:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Airlines , Business Class Passenger, Insect, Tweets

Courtesy: Times Now News

Air India

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Air India To Buy 250 Aircrafts From Air Bus

Tata Group-owned Air India will buy 250 aircraft, including 40 wide-body planes, from Airbus, confirmed Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran. On February 14, he said that Air India has signed a letter of intent to acquire 250 aircraft, the first time in more than 17 years. It is also the first order placed by the carrier under the ownership of Tata Group.

Tue, 14 Feb 2023 - 05:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Tata groups, Airbus, Aircrafts, business

Courtesy: The Indian Express