Air India to be sold as one entity, says Jayant Sinha

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December 2, 2017: Minister of state for aviation Jayant Sinha has stated that the government will not separate the domestic and international airline businesses of Air India to attract buyers for the national carrier. Earlier, IndiGo, which had expressed interest in acquiring Air… Continue Reading

Air India the least emittent of carbon and noise at Heathrow Airport

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December 1, 2017: Air India has been tagged as the cleanest and least noise polluting airline among airlines operating out of Heathrow Airport. This has come out in a survey conducted by Heathrow Airport recently. Air India which operates Boeing… Continue Reading

Boeing delivers Air India its 125th airplane

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October 12, 2017: Boeing and Air India recently celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 125thairplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier. “Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India’s fleet, providing us with the… Continue Reading

Bird Group interested to acquire Air India’s ground-handling arm

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August 31, 2017: Travel services firm Bird Group has expressed interest in acquiring Air India’s profitmaking ground-handling subsidiary formally, aviation secretary RN Choubey stated while speaking on the sidelines of an Assocham conference. While IndiGo is looking to acquire the… Continue Reading

Air India launches Delhi-Washington flight

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July 07, 2017: State-owned Air India commenced its first flight to Washington DC from New Delhi, which would be its fifth destination in the US. Air India has deployed its 238-seater Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft to cater to the new… Continue Reading

Panel of union ministers to oversee process of Air India stake sale

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July 03, 2017: A panel consisting Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley will finalise the structure and procedure of privatizing Air India. The process might start by December as the… Continue Reading

IndiGo shows interest in buying Air India

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Jun 30, 2017: Hours after the government gave in-principle approval for “disinvestment” of debt-ridden Air India, low cost carrier IndiGo submitted its expression of interest (EoI) for the airline. IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh wrote to aviation authorities, saying his airline… Continue Reading