Air India Reinforces Flight Operations for the U.S. and U.K.

Air India — after being acquired by the Tata Group — is determined to reclaim its position as a leader of international airlines. After weeks of announcing the fleet expansion in Mid-September, the airline has revealed its plan of adding 5,000 seats and 20 weekly flights to the U.S. and U.K.…

Air India Expands Fleet Size and Staffing to Bolster Operations

Recently, Air India announced an enhancement of its flight capacity by leasing 30 new aircraft. The airline signed leases and letters of Intent for 30 aircraft, including 21 Airbus A320neos, four Airbus A321neos and five Boeing B777-200LRs. The new aircraft are expected to be delivered as soon as December. “After…

Air India Leases Six Boeing 777s To Bolster Fleet for…

Air India plans to bolster its fleet by leasing six Boeing 777 aircraft in the coming months, with the aircraft expected to be delivered by October and held by the airline for a period of two years. According to local media, Air India needs the new aircraft to improve its…

Air India Considers Airbus A350 Order

As the Tata Group works on their reorganization of Air India, one important part of that is fleet planning. The current Air India fleet is a mixed bag of poorly maintained aircraft in various stages of disrepair. Years of mismanagement have left the airline’s fleet in a state of serious…

Regulators Inspect Aircraft Across India

In early May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — India's commercial aviation regulator — started overnight inspections of many aircraft across the county. The goal of the initiative is to inspect aircraft that belong to Indian carriers with weak finances or aging fleets. When considering the state of…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…

Air India Prohibited from Transporting Dangerous Goods to Delhi for…

Air India failed a recent safety audit at Delhi Airport, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Indian aviation's regulatory body, to make the decision to prohibit the airline from transporting any goods deemed "dangerous" to the city for 15 days. The airline failed to pass an audit measuring…

Air India Avoiding Afghanistan Airspace While Saving an Hour to…

Due to Air India's newly permitted Hindu Kush route for its 777s, passengers flying to and from North America may expect their flights to be up to an hour shorter. Airlines linking India with Europe and North America have had to take a detour to avoid restricted airspace since Afghanistan…

India to Resume International Flights from December 15

After a coronavirus-induced suspension, India will restart scheduled foreign flights on December 15, the Aviation Ministry said on Friday. In a statement, the Civil Aviation Ministry said the issue of resuming scheduled commercial international passenger services had been looked into in cooperation with the Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs,…