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Air India flight from Doha had a minor mishap while landing at Gannavaram airport at Vijayawada.(ANI)

'Felt small jerk': Passenger recalls Air India flight mishap

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Preliminary reports said that one of the wings of the flight hit an electric pole adjacent to the runway at Gannavaram airport.
Captain Zoya Aggarwal, who headed the four-member all-woman cockpit crew, said "I was on top of the world" after landing at Bengaluru.(PTI)
Captain Zoya Aggarwal, who headed the four-member all-woman cockpit crew, said "I was on top of the world" after landing at Bengaluru.(PTI)

'On top of the world': Captain Aggarwal on landing AI flight with all-woman crew

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:11 PM IST
As AI-176 landed at the Kempegowda International Airport here and the crew members walked to the lounge, a huge crowd of people gave a rousing reception for scripting history with the about 17-hour journey, the longest flight by the national carrier or any other airline in the country.
The Indian state-owned carrier has been seeking a buyer for some time now as the government wants to divest its 100 per cent stake in Air India and budget carrier AI Express.(HT File Photo)
The Indian state-owned carrier has been seeking a buyer for some time now as the government wants to divest its 100 per cent stake in Air India and budget carrier AI Express.(HT File Photo)

AI all-women crew takes off on historic flight to Bengaluru

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:07 AM IST
Air India has said this will be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by it or any other airline in India.
Hong Kong recorded the highest number of new infections in almost a month.(AP Photo)
Hong Kong recorded the highest number of new infections in almost a month.(AP Photo)

Hong Kong bans Air India flights, says one-third of 23 new cases recently travelled from India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Hong Kong had banned flights operated by Air India in August too. These flights were part of the Vande Bharat Mission.
Gulf migrant Neela Yellaiah along with his wife Rajavva in Hyderabad International Airport.(HT photo)
Gulf migrant Neela Yellaiah along with his wife Rajavva in Hyderabad International Airport.(HT photo)

Telangana migrant stranded in the UAE, reunited with family after 16 years

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Neela Yellaiah, who lost his passport and was suffering partial memory loss, returned to Hyderabad from Dubai in an Air India flight in the early hours of Tuesday.
More than 12,60,000 stranded Indians have been repatriated under the Vande Bharat mission, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).(PTI)
More than 12,60,000 stranded Indians have been repatriated under the Vande Bharat mission, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).(PTI)

Vande Bharat: 153 stranded Indians depart from Thailand for New Delhi in Air India flight

Bangkok | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 06:48 AM IST
The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus restrictions.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Women boxers’ High Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco back in Italy to be with ailing wife

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Bergamasco flew back on Wednesday in an Air India flight and according to Boxing Federation of India’s Executive Director R K Sacheti, he is expected to be back in the country after a fortnight or so.
Jammu and Kashmir, Mar 31 (ANI): An army jawan distributes essential goods among needy amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir, Mar 31 (ANI): An army jawan distributes essential goods among needy amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, sent back home

Srinagar, Hindustan Times | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2020 06:05 AM IST
As soon as the people came out of the hotels in Srinagar where the administration had put them in quarantine after arriving from Leh in an Air India flight on March 18, they were ferried to their respective districts of the valley in state transport buses.
Indians, evacuated from coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess,onboard homeward-bound AI plane to India.(Twitter)
Indians, evacuated from coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess,onboard homeward-bound AI plane to India.(Twitter)

119 Indians stuck in coronavirus-hit Japan ship for over 20 days land in Delhi on Air India flight

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Foreign minister S Jaishankar, taking to Twitter, thanked the Japanese authorities for their facilitation in evacuation of the stuck Indians onboard the coronavirus-hit Japan ship.
An Air India aircraft’s fuselage was damaged when its pilot decided to immediately lift the plane to avoid hitting a person and a jeep(REUTERS)
An Air India aircraft’s fuselage was damaged when its pilot decided to immediately lift the plane to avoid hitting a person and a jeep(REUTERS)

Air India flight damaged trying to dodge jeep, man on Pune airport’s runway

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:05 PM IST
The incident occurred when the A321 aircraft of the national carrier took off from Pune airport on Saturday morning. However, despite the incident, it landed at the Delhi airport safely, they said.
One of the five doctors who were on the Air India flights that evacuated 647 Indians from China on January 31 and February 1 has developed a cough.(via REUTERS)
One of the five doctors who were on the Air India flights that evacuated 647 Indians from China on January 31 and February 1 has developed a cough.(via REUTERS)

Doctor in evacuation team takes ill; separate aerobridges set up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 06:07 AM IST
All the passengers and the 60-member evacuation team , which included 10 doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, on the Air India flight are being quarantined for at least 14 days as a precautionary and safety measure to check the spread of viral infection.
The woman, who can be seen with her face covered in a mask, says in the video that she and her colleague do not have any symptom of the fast-moving coronavirus.(Video/Screengrab)
The woman, who can be seen with her face covered in a mask, says in the video that she and her colleague do not have any symptom of the fast-moving coronavirus.(Video/Screengrab)

Stuck in China’s Coronavirus-hit Wuhan, Andhra woman’s video appeal for help

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The six Indians were not allowed by Chinese authorities to board the special Air India flight, which flew out of Wuhan early on Saturday with 324 of their compatriots on board.
Indian passengers who were brought back by special Air India flight from coronavirus-hit Wuhan wear medical mask at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) medical observation camp, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Indian passengers who were brought back by special Air India flight from coronavirus-hit Wuhan wear medical mask at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) medical observation camp, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

6 Indians stopped from taking Air India’s Wuhan evacuation flight stare at uncertain future

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The first Air India flight with Indians rescued from Wuhan landed at Delhi airport early on Saturday.(HT Photo/Sourced)
The first Air India flight with Indians rescued from Wuhan landed at Delhi airport early on Saturday.(HT Photo/Sourced)

More Indians to be rescued from coronavirus-hit Wuhan as second Air India flight leaves today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The first flight brought back 324 Indians from Wuhan, who were taken to special facilities setup by the Indian Army and ITBP.
The plane carrying 370 passengers will reach India early Saturday morning.(ANI Photo)
The plane carrying 370 passengers will reach India early Saturday morning.(ANI Photo)

Two prevented from boarding AI special flight evacuating Indians from China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:21 AM IST
An Indian who was on the India bound flight told HT that one of the excluded passengers had a temperature of around 38 degrees C and the other passenger’s temperature was fluctuating.
The cockpit crew of the special Air India aircraft that has been sent to evacuate Indians from the Cornonavirus-hit Wuhan city in central China on Friday.(PHOTO:SOURCED.)
The cockpit crew of the special Air India aircraft that has been sent to evacuate Indians from the Cornonavirus-hit Wuhan city in central China on Friday.(PHOTO:SOURCED.)

Special Air India flight with Indians on board to take off from Wuhan soon

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 09:00 PM IST
The Indians were taken to the designated airport from different parts of locked down Wuhan in buses on Friday evening and were screened for symptoms of the disease before being allowed to board.
Air India cancelled four flights to Dubai on Saturday(REUTERS Photo)
Air India cancelled four flights to Dubai on Saturday(REUTERS Photo)

Air India cancels four flights to Dubai due to waterlogging

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Dubai Airport said some flights were diverted to Dubai World Centre (DWC). It also informed passengers about congestion on roads and asked them to “allow significant extra time” and use Dubai metro to reach the airport. Air India announced that the disruptions in flights to Dubai were likely to continue for the next 24 hours.

Now, Panjab University employees can use private airlines for official trips

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Earlier, was mandatory to use only Air India for official travel, now the condition has been waived as long as central funds are not being used
The smuggled gold was moulded in the form of wires concealed in toys and parts of bracelets.(HT Photo)
The smuggled gold was moulded in the form of wires concealed in toys and parts of bracelets.(HT Photo)

Two held with 3.3 kg gold worth Rs 1.3-crore gold at Amritsar airport

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 06:29 AM IST
The passengers coming from Dubai had concealed the gold in the form of wires fitted inside items including toys.
Air India (AI) started a flight between Kangra and Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT Archive)
Air India (AI) started a flight between Kangra and Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT Archive)

Air India flight introduced on Chandigarh-Kangra route

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 02:01 PM IST
The flight took off from Gaggal airport at 8 am and landed in Chandigarh at 9.30 am. It was back at Gaggal at 10.55 am.
HT Image
HT Image

Airfares on Delhi-Dharamshala route soar ahead of investors’ meet

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Airfares increase or decrease according to demand due to dynamic prices, says Gaggal airport manager Milan Gurung
On July 4, an Air India circular said Zamzam cans will not be allowed on its flights operating between Jeddah -Hyderabad Mumbai and Jeddah – Cochin till September 15, owing to change of aircraft and limited seats.(File Photo)
On July 4, an Air India circular said Zamzam cans will not be allowed on its flights operating between Jeddah -Hyderabad Mumbai and Jeddah – Cochin till September 15, owing to change of aircraft and limited seats.(File Photo)

Air India changes stand on Zamzam water, allows Haj pilgrims to carry 5kg of holy water

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 01:04 PM IST
On Tuesday, AI issued a statement saying pilgrims flying in from Jeddah can carry a maximum 5kg of Zamzam water apart from 40kg of baggage.
In a statement released on Friday, United Airlines said it has conducted a “thorough safety and security review of our India service through Iranian airspace.”
In a statement released on Friday, United Airlines said it has conducted a “thorough safety and security review of our India service through Iranian airspace.”

United Airlines cancels Mumbai to Newark flights

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Following the shooting down of an American drone over Iranian airspace, the US aviation administration barred all its airlines from flying over that area
Stranded at Mumbai airport, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa CM.(PTI fFle Photo)
Stranded at Mumbai airport, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa CM.(PTI fFle Photo)

Goa CM Pramod Sawant offers midnight meal to flyers in delayed Air India flight

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 02:09 PM IST
An office bearer of ruling alliance partner Goa Forward Party, said that Sawant arranged for food from the Indian Kebab Grill restaurant, placating the frustrated passengers, who had started sloganeering in the airport departure area protesting the delay.
The low-clearance signboard that hangs over a car-only off-ramp of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, a major highway in Dubai, smashed through the left side of the bus and killed almost everyone seated on that side. (Photo Credit: Dubai Police)
The low-clearance signboard that hangs over a car-only off-ramp of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, a major highway in Dubai, smashed through the left side of the bus and killed almost everyone seated on that side. (Photo Credit: Dubai Police)

Bodies of 11 Indians killed in Dubai bus crash flown in

New Delhi/Dubai | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 11:51 PM IST
A total of 12 Indians were among 17 people of various nationalities killed in Dubai on Thursday when a bus, filled mostly with Eid vacationers coming from Oman, entered a restricted lane and rammed into a low-clearance sign.
At 6.17 pm, flight G8150 (GOAir Patna-Delhi) made an emergency landing due to engine failure at 6.17 pm. This aircraft had 137 passengers on board, including crew members(ANI)
At 6.17 pm, flight G8150 (GOAir Patna-Delhi) made an emergency landing due to engine failure at 6.17 pm. This aircraft had 137 passengers on board, including crew members(ANI)

Two flights make emergency landing at Lucknow airport

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 12:48 AM IST
A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Durgapur (West Bengal) with 108 passengers and crew members on board made an emergency landing at 6.59 am following a technical snag, an airport official said.
All passengers on board are safe and have been shifted to a hotel. They will be taken to Frankfurt at 6 am on Thursday morning.(ANI/Twitter)
All passengers on board are safe and have been shifted to a hotel. They will be taken to Frankfurt at 6 am on Thursday morning.(ANI/Twitter)

Air India flight to Frankfurt returns to Delhi after sudden drop in cabin pressure, passengers safe

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 09:27 PM IST
The flight, AI-121, had taken off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1.50 pm and returned at 3.30 pm. The Boeing 787 jet was carrying 220 passengers on board at that time.
Air India will not accommodate passengers from Jet Airways’ cancelled flights till further notice, an Air India circular issued on Friday said.(PTI Photo)
Air India will not accommodate passengers from Jet Airways’ cancelled flights till further notice, an Air India circular issued on Friday said.(PTI Photo)

Air India won’t accommodate fliers from Jet’s cancelled

Hindustan Times | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Officials familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that the agreement between Air India and Jet Airways, which is facing a severe financial crisis, had been terminated.
Jet is trying to raise funds for its operations as it has a debt of around Rs 8,200 crore currently.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Jet is trying to raise funds for its operations as it has a debt of around Rs 8,200 crore currently.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Air India to not accept passengers with cancelled tickets of Jet Airways

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Generally, when an airline cancels a flight due to some exigencies, other airlines accommodate the former’s passengers in their flights.
Lohegaon airport runway in Pune was shut down for an hour due to technical glitch.(HT/PHOTO)
Lohegaon airport runway in Pune was shut down for an hour due to technical glitch.(HT/PHOTO)

Technical snag in IAF aircraft leads to 1 hour runway shutdown at Pune airport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 02:37 PM IST
An Air India flight to Chandigarh from Pune along with the incoming flight from Hyderabad was also delayed
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