Showing posts with label Air India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air India. Show all posts

Air India : Cabin decompression on Air India flight, all passengers safe

Air India Delhi to Frankfurt flight (Boeing 787) returned to Delhi from Rajasthan airspace due to Cabin decompression at 20,000 feet on Wednesday.Aircraft took off today at 1:35 pm and returned to Delhi from Rajasthan airspace at around 4 pm. Around 191 people were onboard and all are reported to be safe.

How many Dreamliners does Air India have?
Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The national carrier had in January 2006 ordered as many as 68 Boeing aircraft, including 27 B787-800s. MUMBAI: State-owned Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow.

Fly high with Air India on the special Republic Day sale

National carrier Air India has offered air tickets at very affordable all-inclusive rates on its domestic and international sectors in the economy class as its tribute to the nation on the occasion of Republic Day, an airline spokesman said on Friday.

The tickets with these special fares will be on sale for three days starting from January 26 to 28, 2019 and will be valid for travel till September 30, 2019, the spokesman said.

Tickets can be purchased from the Air India website, airline and city booking offices, call centres and travel agents on a first come first served basis.

On the domestic sectors, the lowest one-way fares starts from Rs 979 in the economy class to Rs 6,965 in the business class, all-inclusive, he said.

On the international sectors the lowest round-trip fares to the US starts from Rs 55,000 in the economy class. The fares start from Rs 32,000 on the UK and Europe sector, while for Australia, the fares start from Rs 50,000 in the economy class.

For the Far East Asia and South East Asia sectors, the fare starts from Rs 11,000. Similar low fares are on offer for the SAARC and Gulf countries as well, he said.

Offering for business class fares are equally attractive in all the international sectors as well, the spokesman said. 

Air India may offer voluntary retirement to 15000 ahead of sale

Air India is drawing up a proposal to offer voluntary buyouts to just over a third of its 40,000 employees, a senior company official said, one of the largest such offers in India's state sector, as the airline slashes costs ahead of a 2018 sale.

Influence Wins : Gaikward takes AI to Delhi

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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad whose recent misbehavior went viral has now flown Air India from Pune to Delhi on Monday - his first flight after the government directed all airlines to lift the ban on him last Friday.

Gaikwad reportedly first booked the 7.40 am Pune-Delhi flight (AI 852) for Monday - the same one he had flown on March 23 when he had thrashed an AI staffer with his shoe 25 times and tried to throw him off the aircraft at Delhi airport.

However, late on Sunday, he got the ticket converted to an open one, meaning it could be used to board any flight. However, it was later revealed that he boarded the same flight on which the incident had taken place.

The Shiv Sena had threatened to boycott a dinner that PM Narendra Modi is hosting on Monday night unless the flying ban imposed on Gaikwad was lifted.

AI sources say they have not made any special arrangements for flying the VVIP. "For us, every passenger is a VVIP and deserves the best possible treatment. Whoever chooses to fly us can expect best-in-class service and in-flight treatment," said an official.

However, employees across airlines are not too comfortable flying the MP "as he has not apologized for his behavior to the staffer or the airline".

"For the first time, airlines took a stand on an unruly passenger who can be a threat to everyone on board an aircraft. But the government gave in to the threats of Shiv Sena and directed all airlines to fly Gaikwad again," said a private airline employee.

Airlines are upset at the way the aviation ministry meekly gave in to the strong arm tactics of Gaikwad - who continues to remain unrepentant for his behavior.

The govt has warned Mr. Gaikwad to maintain the decorum and ensure the safety of other passengers.

This incident proves the misuse of power in India. It shows how easily one can make people bow down before it. Guess great power now means – misuse it to your advantage, not great responsibility.