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Air India to stop using single-use plastic on flights

Sep 01, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Meanwhile, the government is expected to launch a national campaign in mid-September through 3 phases – an awareness drive, the collection of single-use plastics, and its recycling

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Indian politician admits hitting air steward 25 times with slipper

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Ravindra Gaikwad a Member of Parliament for the Shiv Sena party claims the attendant insulted him first

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Ai India says its Boeing 777 travelled from Delhi to San Francisco and back again with an all female crew last week the first time such a flight has circumnavigated the globe

GIRL POWER. The all-women Air India crew who manned the New Delhi-San Francisco round trip flight, photographed here back in New Delhi, March 4, 2017. Image courtesy Air India/Facebook

Air India flight evacuated after false bomb scare – Bangkok airport

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:48 AM

The Bangkok bound Air India Flight 332 carrying 231 passengers from Delhi was ordered to park in an isolated part of Suvarnabhumi airport following reports of a possible explosive on board

An aerial view of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport with aircraft docked in Bangkok, Thailand, November 16, 2012. Barbara Walton/EPA

Disabled passenger says Air India made her 'crawl'

Jan 31, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The disabled passenger says she was forced to crawl on New Delhi airport s tarmac after the carrier failed to provide a wheelchair when her plane landed

Air India worker dies 'after being sucked into jet engine'

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:43 PM

The airline wrote on its official Twitter handle that one of its technicians had died in a mishap during pushback of flight AI 619 without specifying exactly what happened

In this file photo, an Air India airlines aircraft is parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, 11 May 2012. Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Environmental groups hail Delhi's controversial car ban

Dec 06, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The Delhi government wants to drastically reduce the number of private cars on the roads in a bid to clean up the city s polluted air

Air India grounds pilots over cockpit brawl – reports

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:35 AM

The co pilot allegedly assaulted the captain inside the cockpit as they were preparing the passenger plane for takeoff from Jaipur to New Delhi on April 5 reports say

In this file photo, an Air India aircraft is parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, 11 May 2012. Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Grenade found on India PM Modi's back-up jet – reports

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The scare comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration FAA stripped India of its top safety rating citing a lack of safety oversight

BOMB SCARE. Crew members found a defused grenade in Air India Boeing 747, an emergency standby plane for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent 5-day US visit. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Rats on a plane force Air India to ground aircraft

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The plane was on its way from New Delhi to Calcutta when staff became aware of the infestation a report from The Times of India explains