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Pilots’ association disagrees with civil aviation minister

The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, “Officials briefing you have grossly misinformed you about the current state of affairs at Air India. The pay cut isn’t across the board. We request you for an urgent meeting so that we may brief you on the ground reality.”

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India

Air bubbles: Flights to & from US, France resume tomorrow

Air India will operate flights to France and the US under these air bubbles; United Airlines will run 18 flights; Air France will operate 28

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India

Puri: Decision to resume international flights depends on other countries

The union civil aviation minister said resuming international flights would depend on whether airspaces were open and other countries would accept the crossing of airspaces

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Business

Airfares capped for an unprecedented three months

This is the first time that the Indian government has capped airfares for such a long duration; during natural calamities, it lasts a few days

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India

Domestic flights to resume 25 May; middle seats can’t be vacant, says Puri

Hardeep S Puri reckons if passengers are not allowed to occupy the middle seats, airlines will be forced to raise the flight charges

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Health

Rapid antibody test kits not to be used to check COVID

The problem was not limited to their manufacturing in an unscrupulous China; the very principle on which rapid testing is based is flawed

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Business

Tata Group to buy Air India? Vistara studying proposal

JRD Tata had founded Tata Airlines in 1932, after which a Congress government forced him to get it nationalised in 1953. If the group buys the airline, it will in a way return to its original owner.

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Business

Air India trade unions to demand VRS today

Puri had made it clear in the first meeting on 2 January that privatisation was the only option before the government to keep the airline going

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Business

Puri: Air India will be difficult to run if not privatised

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S Puri also answered a question on the fate of reservation in Air India once the airline is privatised

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India

Air India suffered loss of Rs 430 crore due to Pak airspace closure

Air India has suffered a loss of Rs 430 crore in the last four months of air space being restricted by the neighbouring country.