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Tata Group increases holding in struggling AirAsia India

The Tata Group increased its holding in AirAsia India from 51% to 84% on Tuesday as its Malaysian parent company was scaling back operations amid the Covid pandemic. Tata also put in a bid for the country’s struggling national carrier Air India. Tata Group is paying AirAsia around USD $38 million for the increased stake […]

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India

Black Box of crashed Air India Express flight found

Indian authorities found the Black Box – cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder of the Air India Express plane that crashed in the southern India state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people. The flight IX 1344 coming from Dubai. There were 174 passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and five cabin crew members […]

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After spotting jeep, man on Pune runway Air India Pilots carryout premature emergency takeoff

Hurtling down the runway in Pune at a speed of more than 222 kilometres per hour this morning, pilots of an Air India aircraft noticed a jeep and a man in their way, prompting them to carry out a premature and emergency takeoff. Though a major catastrophe was averted, this resulted in the tail striking […]

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Insane

Foreign currency hidden in peanuts, meatballs seized at Delhi Airport

The security forces at Delhi airport seized ₹45 lakh worth of foreign currency hidden in cooked meat pieces, peanuts and sealed biscuit packets from a passenger. Five hundred and eight crisp currency notes were recovered from the eatables. Security personnel arrested Murad Ali, 25, on the basis of his “suspicious” behaviour when he reached Terminal-3 […]

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Entertainment

Air India damages musical instrument flown to New York for concert

Indian classical musician Shubhendra Rao accused state owned airline, Air India of breaking his sitar while he was travelling to New York for a concert. Shubhendra took to Facebook on Friday night in a lengthy to accuse the airline of mishandling his sitar and said the staff should be sensitised on how to handle the […]

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Global Server Outage Shuts Down Air India Operations Worldwide For Hours

India’s state operated airline company Air India had its operations affected worldwide after the airline’s main server crashed. The server were restored after five hours, the shutdown left hundreds of passengers stranded at airports. The server crash affected passengers delaying and cancelling several flights, airports in Mumbai and Delhi were extremely crowded with passengers. The […]

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Air India Makes It Mandatory For Crew To Say ‘Jai Hind’ After Every Announcement

The national carrier Air India has issued an advisory to the crew today, the Air India crew now have to say “Jai Hind” after every flight announcement. The advisory issued by the Director of Operations Amitabh Singh reads, “With immediate effect, all (crew) are required to announce ”Jai Hind” at the end of every announcement […]