Vande Bharat Mission: Grateful to be back home, say students despite costly tickets; lack of in-flight social distancing spooks passengers
Firstpost spoke to some passengers on these special flights under the Vande Bharat Mission about their journey back home and their experience being airlifted. While most of the passengers were grateful for the opportunity to return home, they felt 'blindsided' by the lack of communication by officials, not only to the run-up to the flight and also right through their journey home.
Coronavirus pandemic: Air India to suspend flights to Europe, UK from 19 to 31 March in the wake of visa, travel restrictions
In the wake of travel and visa restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, Air India on Tuesday announced temporary suspension of its entire services to Europe and the UK from 19 March till 31 March
The average number of flights that Air India group, which also includes subsidiaries Alliance Air and Air India Express, flies daily is 674.
Air India says services restored, 6 hours after global server failure that delayed several flights across airports
Air India flights across the world were delayed on Saturday morning as the airline suffered a failure on its main server. Angry travellers stranded in Delhi and Mumbai airports tweeted photographs of chaos from the early hours of the day.
Empty Air India flight catches fire during at AC repair work at Delhi airport; airline calls it 'minor' incident
Air India, recently had approached State Bank of India to lease five Boeing 777 planes owned by Jet Airways, but 19 of its own aircraft, including four 777s, have been grounded for months due to lack of funds.
Air India passenger finds cockroach in meal served; airline apologises, initiates 'corrective action internally'
Air India issued a statement in Twitter, saying: "We sincerely apologise for the incident where our valued passenger had a disappointing experience with the meal served on board our Bhopal-Mumbai flight."
Among European cities, Air India flies directly to destinations such as Stockholm, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, London, Rome, Birmingham and Milan
Air India to make Delhi-Tel Aviv flight daily service after registering 80 percent increase in occupancy rate
Air India will be making the thrice a week, non-stop flight between Delhi and Tel Aviv a daily service after it registered a 80 percent increase in occupancy rate
Can't disclose Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flight records under RTI due to security reasons, Air India tells petitioner
Lokesh Batra had sought to know from Air India the dates of invoices raised for chartered flights provided by it for foreign visits of the Prime Minister since November 2016
Hyderabad-bound Air India flight made an emergency landing at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after smoke was detected in the undercarriage
In another example of Air India and its crew being completely ignorant of their customers' discomfort, the airline on Sunday made almost 300 passengers flying from Delhi to Mumbai wait for the whole night on Sunday at the Delhi airport
With employees found responsible for up to 15 percent of Air India's flight delays, the airline has been directed by the government to penalise them by cutting salaries in a bid to fix accountability.
Gujarat minister wrote a letter to the civil aviation minister asking him to resume Air India's flights on New Delhi-Vadodara and Mumbai-Vadodara routes.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing.