Tag: Air India

Government paying Rs 20 crore daily on Air India, wants quick handover: DIPAM Secretary

NEW DELHI: Two aborted missions, three different ministers, multiple rule changes and two decades later, Indian taxpayers will no longer have to pay Rs 20 crore per day to keep the loss-making Air India flying. While opposition Congress expectedly attacked the decision as selling the family silver, DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said what Tata […]

Work to monetise Alliance Air, 3 other Air India subsidiaries to start: DIPAM Secretary

NEW DELHI: After the historic Air India privatisation, the government will now start work on monetising its four other subsidiaries, including Alliance Air, and over Rs 14,700 crore worth non-core assets like land and building, DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said. The government on October 8 had announced that salt-to-software conglomerate Tatas have won the […]

Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport

NEW DELHI: Air India’s longest direct flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman cockpit crew successfully landed in the southern city on Monday. The national carrier had said on Saturday that this flight would be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by any Indian airline and the total flight […]

Modi government invites EoI for strategic sale of Shipping Corporation

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre) has expanded its strategic disinvestment plan for current fiscal initiating the sell-off plan for Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) by inviting expression of interest from potential interested parties. The government proposes to sell its entire shareholding of 63.75 per cent in the listed entity to a buyer […]

Disqualify Tata Sons from Air India bid: Subramanian Swamy

NEW DELHI: BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has said that Tata Sons or any of its partners should be disqualified from bidding for national carrier Air India. Swamy has written to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on this. “In public interest and in the interest of justice, Tata Sons and/or with any other […]

Kanti Commercials and consortium puts in EoI for Air India

NEW DELHI: Kanti Commercials, followed by Fragment Nivesh and Enormous Nivesh are the top three companies that are leading a consortium, which put an EoI for Air India. “We are very much eligible to bid for the disinvestment programme of Air India and have expertise in turning around sick industrial enterprises into profitable ones, said […]

Tata Sons among multiple bidders to buy national carrier Air India

NEW DELHI: Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group was among “multiple” entities that on Monday put in preliminary bids for buying the government’s stake in loss-making carrier Air India. “Multiple expressions of interest have been received for strategic disinvestment of Air India. The Transaction will now move to the second stage,” Department of Investment and Public Asset […]

Air India’s direct Hyderabad-Chicago flight from January 15

NEW DELHI: Hyderabad is all set to get a non-stop connectivity with the United States as Air India will launch its direct flight from the city to Chicago from January 15. The national carrier will operate the flight bi-weekly, GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport announced on Wednesday. The airline will operate Boeing 777-200 aircraft, with a […]

Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Air India One flight

NEW DELHI: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday boarded the Air India One — B777 aircraft — on its inaugural flight to Chennai. “The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind boarded the Air India One – B777 aircraft for inaugural flight to Chennai today (November 24, 2020). He is visiting Tirupati, Andhra […]

Air India to commence flights from Amritsar to Nanded

NEW DELHI: National passenger carrier Air India said on Tuesday that it will introduce regular flights from Amritsar to Nanded in Maharashtra from November 10. According to the airline, the service will be operated on its A320Neo aircraft on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. “This flight will fulfil the long standing demand of pilgrims, non-resident […]

Air India Express’s FY20 net profit climbs to Rs 412.77 crore

NEW DELHI: Air India’s low-cost international subsidiary Air India Express on Wednesday reported its highest-ever net profit, at Rs 412.77 crore for the financial year 2019-20. The airline had reported a net profit of Rs 169 crore in 2018-19. The airline which started its commercial operations in April 2005, has been reporting net profit continuously […]

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