The Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into the sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of its senior officials following which the national carrier agreed to bring in a new person.
With Air India disinvestment failing to take off, global airlines' grouping IATA has said that a carrier has to be "nimble and flexible" even as he wondered how much leeway an investor would have in managing a government-owned airline.
Air India pilots were a ruffled lot on Tuesday after the airline asked its caterers to serve only vegetarian 'special meals' to them but within hours, reversed the decision following a furore, officials said.
A major mishap was averted today after an Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai airport amid heavy rains.
After having failed to take the disinvestment plan of Air India ahead, the Centre is now mulling to infuse fresh capital into the ailing airlines, said an official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
China welcomed Air India's decision to change Taiwan's name to Chinese Taipei on its website and asserted that foreign cos operating in the country must obey China's law.
Air India has changed the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei on its website, following instructions from the govt, an airline spokesperson said.
The government is making efforts to turnaround Air India and make it profitable again to be able it fetch higher value from its strategic disinvestment, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said.
The government has decided to "wait and watch" for the next three-four months before taking a call on disinvestment of national carrier Air India due to prevalent market condition specially high fuel prices, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
In a relief to cash-strapped Air India, the govt approved a proposal to enhance the expenditure for operation and maintenance of the carrier's VVIP aircraft by nearly Rs 200 crore from Rs 336.24 crore.
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