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22 June, 2017 12:41 AM Tatas in talks with govt to take over ailing Air India?

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The Centre is said to have sent feelers to the Tata Group, the original promoter of Air India, to buy the beleaguered national carrier. A few weeks ago, group chairman N Chandrasekaran is reported to have had an informal meeting with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in New Delhi, triggering 40

21 June, 2017 7:52 PM Tata, govt hold talks for stake in Air India

If the talks fructify, national carrier's history may come full circle The Tata group is believed to have held preliminary discussions with senior government officials for participating in the privatisation process of the beleaguered airline. While it is not known whether the talks were held at the behest of the government or the Tata group, a source 21

21 June, 2017 1:59 PM Will Tata again pilot Air India? Group in talks with govt to buy airline back

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com As Air India’s privatisation gathers momentum, the national carrier's history may just come a full circle. The carrier's founder, the Tata Group, is believed to have held preliminary and informal talks with senior members of the Narendra Modi government to buy back the airline, or the Maharaja 22

21 June, 2017 11:26 AM How history will come full circle if Tatas buy Air India

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com NEW DELHI: If Tata Group buys a controlling stake in beleaguered national carrier Air India, as indicated by an ET Now report, the history will come full circle. The airline will go back to a group which had built and nurtured it into one of the world’s finest airlines until grasping 55

21 June, 2017 10:20 AM Additional flights on India-Qatar route will start shortly: Government

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that additional flights on the India-Qatar route will start shortly. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the new flights will be operated by Air India and Jet Airways. Accordingly, Air India Express will operate the Trivandrum-Doha flight from June 25 to July 8, 2017. Subsequently, Jet Airways will fly the Mumbai-Doha-Mumbai 25

21 June, 2017 9:28 AM Tata Group may buy Air India: Report

The Tata Group in partnership with Singapore Airlines may be looking at buying India's national carrier Air India from the government, business news channel ET Now reported on Wednesday citing sources. If the deal comes through, it would be a homecoming of sorts for Air India, which was originally owned by the Tata Group before being nationalised in 1953. Tata Group 17

20 June, 2017 10:43 PM Canada Airports Ban Ads Helping Bumped Passengers: Ad Company

Montreal: Canada's two largest airports in Montreal and Toronto have banned ads from a company that helps passengers bumped from overbooked flights to get compensation from airlines, the company's president said Tuesday. Flight Claim posted billboards inside the Montreal terminal promising up to Can$1,800 for bumped passengers, as well as for cancelled 26

19 June, 2017 5:56 AM Air India Saavan Special 2017 Sale: Tickets From Rs 706 And More Details

National carrier Air India has announced a new promotional monsoon sale, called "Saavan Special 2017 Sale", under which the airline is offering fares starting at Rs 706. According to Air India's website, the Rs 706 offer will close on 21 June. Air India also said that the monsoon Rs 706 offer is applicable for travel period between July 1, 2017 to September 28

19 June, 2017 5:00 AM Govt may clear decks for Air India divestment this week

The Union Cabinet may groom Air India this week either by a complete or a partial selloff. The Union Cabinet is likely to clear stake sale in Air India this week after deciding between a complete and partial divestment of state-owned airline. Despite being granted a nine-year bailout package a few years ago, national carrier Air India has amassed 26

19 June, 2017 2:37 AM Jet Airways offers free lifetime pass to baby after woman gives birth on flight

The crew aboard a Jet Airways flight from Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Kochi in India had more than just a usual day at work on Sunday after a passenger went into pre-mature labour on the plane. Fortunately, a trained paramedic who was on board helped the passenger, Jose, deliver the baby. The airlines has even offered the baby a free lifetime pass on Jet Airways 28