Air India suspends operations at Birmingham and Madrid effective today

Indian National carrier and Star Alliance member – Air India, withdrew its three weekly flights to Madrid and flights to Birmingham from Amritsar and New Delhi effective today. The airline made an announcement on Twitter on Wednesday and subsequently closed reservation of the flight. This will get the stations its serves in Europe – down … Continue reading Air India suspends operations at Birmingham and Madrid effective today

Air India launches flights to Najaf from New Delhi

National carrier Air India has opened reservation for twice weekly flights to Najaf from New Delhi. The flights would operate at below timings AI901 DEL1400 – 1700NJF 14 AI902 NJF1800 – 0045 (+1)DEL 14 The flights are effective 14th February, leaving with very limited notice for filling up the aircraft. Schedule entry shows the flights … Continue reading Air India launches flights to Najaf from New Delhi

15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

National carrier Air India – a Star Alliance member has 15 aircraft which are grounded. The information was conveyed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation last week while answering a question in Rajya Sabha – the upper house of parliament. Air India has a fleet of 123 aircraft comprising four B747, eighteen B777, twenty-seven B787, … Continue reading 15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Travelport, a travel commerce platform is making inroads in India. Over the last one week it has announced a long-term partnership with Jet Airways and Air India. The long-term supplier agreement with Jet Airways will be effective from April 2019 and will enable the airline to sell its inventory to online and offline travel agencies … Continue reading Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Air India opens reservations for Bengaluru – London

National carrier Air India has announced connecting Bengaluru to London. The airline decided to terminate the London Heathrow – Newark leg of its Ahmedabad – London – Newark flight and the aircraft would now operate Ahmedabad – London – Bengaluru – London – Ahmedabad with 4x weekly between Ahmedabad and London and 3x weekly between … Continue reading Air India opens reservations for Bengaluru – London

Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Indian carriers have long been conservative about International expansion and none have been able to make a dent to competition or make fortunes from International operations. While low cost carriers (LCCs) IndiGo and Spicejet earn less than 15% of their revenue from International operations, Full Service Carrier (FSC) Jet Airways has this number north of … Continue reading Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Air India increases frequency to San Francisco, bookings open for new flights

National Carrier Air India started accepting bookings for three additional frequencies to San Francisco. Air India’s Commercial Director Pankaj Srivastava had announced the increased of frequency from 6x weekly to 9x weekly at the CAPA summit in Mumbai on 30th January. The new flights will operate as per below timings and are effective 25th March 2018 and … Continue reading Air India increases frequency to San Francisco, bookings open for new flights

Air India inducts its 27th Dreamliner and 125th Boeing aircraft

National carrier Air India took delivery of its 27th and last B787-8 Dreamliner today. This happens to be the 125th Boeing aircraft delivered to Air India. The Dreamliner era for Air India started in September 2012 when VT-ANH and VT-AND joined the Air India fleet. Configured in 18 Business class and 238 economy class seats, … Continue reading Air India inducts its 27th Dreamliner and 125th Boeing aircraft

Air India Express opens reservation for flights to Singapore from Madurai

Air India Express, the profitable subsidiary of national carrier Air India has started accepting reservations for flights between Madurai and Singapore. The flights would operate four times a week starting 15th September 2017. The flights between Madurai and Singapore would operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while the return flights would operate on Mondays, … Continue reading Air India Express opens reservation for flights to Singapore from Madurai