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112 French Citizens Evacuated From Kerala+TN in a Chartered AI Flight

(Kochi)112 French Citizens Evacuated From Kerala+TN in a Chartered AI Flight
The French citizens, mostly tourists and those who came for Ayurvedic treatment, were brought by the state tourism department 24 days ahead of their trip.
This Flight has been facilitated on the request Of Embassy of France and all Medical formalities are completed
French citizens were stranded due to the lockdown announced by the central government to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
The Air India flight was chartered by the French government for evacuating its citizens in various cities in India including Kochi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.
On Friday, Gulf nation Oman had evacuated its 46 citizens stranded in Kochi in an Oman Air flight.

Air Hostess Falls off Air India Aircraft, Hospitalised

[Munbai] Air Hostess Falls off Air India Aircraft, Hospitalised
A 53-year-old air hostess suffered serious injuries in Air India flight AI 864 operating on Mumbai-Delhi route,
“The woman crew member was closing the door for the push back when she fell from the aircraft, ” the source said. She has been admitted to Nanavati Hospital.

AI Staff Serves NonVeg Food To Veg Flyer&Gets Slaps From Senior

[Mumbai] National Carrier AI’s Junior Staff Serves NonVeg Food To Veg Flyer & Gets Slaps From Senior
An Air India cabin crew member allegedly slapped her junior colleague for serving non-vegetarian food to a vegetarian passenger on board a Frankfurt-bound flight from New Delhi,
This Incident took place on March 17,

National Carrier AI Cancelled New York & Newark Flights

[New Delhi] National Carrier AI Cancelled New York & Newark Flights
Airline has said in a tweet.that
Air India’s London-Newark flights (both directions) have been cancelled along with the Newark-Ahmedabad flight.
Flight No. AI 102 from New York to New Delhi has been rescheduled and its revised time of departure is 12.15PM on March 22.
The departure timings of flight No. AI 144 from Newark to Mumbai has also been rescheduled to 11AM on March 22.
The airline has cancelled its Newark-Ahmedabad flight for the day along with the London-Newark flight on both ways.
It tweeted that re-booking and cancellation can be done without any penalty.
A low-pressure system moving across the southeastern US is expected to develop into a storm, which will bring rain and snow across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, US media reports said.

Saudi Arabia Allows AI to Use its Airspace to Fly to Tel Aviv :Netanyahu

[Washington],N Delhi] Saudi Allows AI to Use its Airspace to Fly to Israel:Netanyahu
Air India has been allowed by Saudi Arabia to fly over its territory on its new route from New Delhi to Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today, This move would reduce travel time between the two cities upto 8 hours.
Interacting with reporters after his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Netanyahu said that Air India has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the matter.
So far Saudi Arabia has not allowed planes from any country to fly over it and go to Israel.
Israel does not have diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia,
Netanyahu said that as a result of the short travel of Air India, the Israeli national carrier El Al would be at disadvantage both in terms of cost and travel time.
As per Air India They are yet to receive any communication from the Indian regulator.
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Balle! Balle!Amritsar To Birmingham :AI Direct Flight

[New Delhi]Balle! Balle!Amritsar To Birmingham :AI Direct Flight
Air India today launched a direct flight from Amritsar to Birmingham.
The flight will operate twice-a-week on Tuesday and Thursday with Boeing 787 aircraft.
This is the first direct flight to be operated by any airline between Punjab and the UK.
The inaugural flight was flagged off from Amritsar by Union minister Vijay Sampla, MPs Shwait Malik and Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Director- Commercial, Air India Pankaj Srivastava.

Natl Carrier Waives Ticket Cancellation Charges for Male Flights

[New Delhi] Natl Carrier Waives Ticket Cancellation Charges for Male Flights
Air India today said it is waiving ticket cancellation and other charges for passengers booked on flights to and from Male till February 20, in view of the prevailing situation in Maldives.
The island nation plunged into chaos last week when the apex court ordered the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, maintaining that their trials were “politically motivated and flawed”.
Against this backdrop, Air India has said it is waiving charges related to cancellation and date change, among others, till February 20.
Air India operates daily service on Delhi- Thiruvananthapuram-Male route. It also flies from Bengaluru to Male six days a week except for Tuesdays.
Budget carrier SpiceJet also has services to Male.
On February 5, India asked its nationals to defer all non-essential travels to Maldives until further notice.

IndiGo Eyeing On Air India But Making News For Unsafe Flights

[New Delhi] IndiGo Eying On National Carrier But Making News For Unsafe Flights
IndiGo airlines ,These Days, Making Lots of Headlines Mostly For its Low Cost Offers
Apart from which Airlines Shines In Media For Its Interest In Air India
However Profit Making This Airline Has been in News For a Different Set Of Reasons
Few of Them are as Under
Security Gaffe,Technical Glitch,Fuel Leakage ,Unseheduled Landing,and Unseheduled Take Off ,Victimization and Beating Of Its Passengers,IndiGo Bus Inferno
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Unionists Denounces FDI In,National Carrier,Air India

[New Delhi] Unionists Denounces FDI In,National Carrier,Air India
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today denounced the decision of the government to allow 49 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in Air India, and said it was aimed at expediting the privatisation of the national carrier.
CITU general secretary Tapan Sen said today.”Actually, this is nothing but complete foreignisation of the national carrier – a public sector company with its huge asset base and a high-revenue earning international service network,”
The CITU has called upon the working class to build up a determined resistance against “such deliberate exercise” towards degeneration of the national economy and people’s livelihood both through sectoral and nationwide united struggle.
Earlier Govt Has Relaxed Its Gripe By Allowing 49% FDI In National Carrier

Govt Relaxes Its Gripes Over National Carrier Air India:49% FDI

[New Delhi]Govt Relaxes Its Gripes Over Air India:49 % FDI Allowed
Modi government today relaxed FDI norms in various sectors such as single brand retail and allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent in Air India. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The Cabinet allowed overseas investors to invest 100 per cent FDI (foreign direct investment) in single brand retail trading and construction development without any government approval,
. “Foreign airlines allowed to invest up to 49 per cent under approval route in Air India,” the statement said. As per the policy, foreign airlines are allowed to invest under government approval route in Indian companies operating scheduled and non-scheduled air transport services, up to the limit of 49 per cent of their paid-up capital. However, the provision was not applicable to Air India, thereby implying that foreign airlines could not invest in Air India. “It has now been decided to do away with this restriction and allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent under approval route in Air India,”