With Jet Airways grounded, if there are any passengers stranded abroad, they have an opportunity to get back home with Air India in the next ten days on special deeply discounted tickets.
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Air India will launch a new flight to Colombo from Mumbai, making it join the group of airlines adding flights to fill the gap left behind by Jet Airways.
Air India has implemented several cost-cutting measures over the past several years. Air India has now made some changes to its inflight menu to offer “a healthier meal” as a part of their cost-cutting initiatives.
Air India has revised its baggage allowance on flights to the USA. Air India has slashed the baggage allowance on the Mumbai – Newark flight by 50% due to payload restrictions.
In spite of their denials, many Indian airlines, such as IndiGo and SpiceJet continue to aspire to fly to London. Here is how their plans look in the summer of 2019 schedule. Will it take off is another ball game altogether.
Air India has rerouted USA and Europe flights and cancelled some international routes due to the prolonged closure of the Pakistan Airspace. The diversion has been costing them INR 3 Crore per day for the past few weeks.
Delhi – Los Angeles has been a route on Air India’s wishlist since 2017. The plan was put on hold. But looks like, Air India is considering adding flights to Los Angeles this winter.
Airlines in India are having a tough time. More than 80 aircraft are on the ground at this point of time due to various reasons. Currently, the aircraft on ground exceeds the fleet size of SpiceJet.
Indian citizens can apply for Global Entry since 2017. Now US citizens travelling on Air India from the USA can avail TSA Pre-Check.
Ashwani Lohani was the CMD of Air India from September 2015 to August 2017. P S Kharola succeded him but is now instated as the Aviation Secretary. So Ashwani Lohani is back as the CMD of Air India.
An Air India 787, VT-ANE suffered an incident in Stockholm on November 28, 2018. The damaged wingtip is finally repaired and the aircraft is ferried back to India after 1.5 months.