Air India might finally be sold to a private party in the coming months. The Government of India has confirmed that Air India has received financial bids for the sale of the airline on September 15, 2021, which will mean that the Government will accept one of these bids and hand over the keys to the Airlines House sometime soon.
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Air India managed to bring back 129 passengers on its last flight out of Kabul on August 15, 2021.
Air India has announced that its customer data was compromised as a part of a global attack on SITA systems which ended up affecting other major airlines across the globe as well.
To keep the skies safe, it is essential that passengers and crew get vaccinated. So, as soon as the opportunity presented itself, airlines of India have started to vaccinate their staff, and will also try to vaccinate their families in some cases later. Here is the latest update on who has started on the efforts so far.
Air India might be in for some fresh hell as the airline has been made a scapegoat in the ongoing tug of war between Cairn Energy plc of the UK and the Government of India. The airline has been sued by the energy major and they want to take “joint control” of the airline.
Air India pilots took a hard stance against the airline and demanded to be vaccinated, lest they stop work. The airline will now vaccinate everyone in May 2021.
With the pandemic raging, the Indian carriers are being more liberal with their change policies, offering you the opportunity to reschedule your tickets for free, if you cannot travel on your originally designated date. Details inside.
Watch Air India perform one of their last passenger flights with the Boeing 747 aircraft in this video that captures the Jumbo Jet experience onboard the airline.
Air India says that the 747 aircraft will continue to be an integral part of their fleet and they are not going to be retired anytime soon.
Air India’s Boeing 747 fleet will be retired shortly, closing out a long era of service by the Queen of the Skies, which firmly established Air India as the Maharaja.
Air India launched the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru with the first flight of AI176, operated by an all-women cockpit crew over the polar route to celebrate the occasion. The service will be twice weekly to start.