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Air India Sued over $1.2 Billion in Unpaid Dues

NEW YORK (TIP): Air India has been sued for over $1.2 billion as part of an ongoing dispute between the Indian government and an energy firm. Cairn Energy plans to seize Air India assets in […]

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Air India price gouging?

COMMENT  Prof. I.S.Saluja The announcement with customary Indian pomposity of Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians was received with great enthusiasm by  everyone looking to return to base. However, a number of hiccups took away […]

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Govt plans for third phase of ‘Vande Bharat mission’ as 300,000 Indians want to return

A total of 3,08,200 persons have registered with Indian missions abroad for repatriation on compelling grounds NEW DELHI / NEW YORK (TIP): The government is planning for phase three of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ as […]


Air India Mumbai-Newark Flight Diverted to London after Hoax Bomb Threat

LONDON / NEWARK (TIP): An Air India flight from Mumbai to Newark was diverted to London’s Stansted Airport on Thursday June 27 due to a bomb threat, according to authorities. The Boeing 777-337 was escorted by British fighter jets […]

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Air India Regional Manager Bhuvana Rao Promoted as General Manager

NEW YORK (TIP): Ms Bhuvana Rao, Air India  Regional Manager, Americas, has been promoted as General Manager , Southern Region. She will be based in Chennai overseeing Air India’s operations in the fast-growing Southern states […]


Air India Announces Schedule Change for Chicago Flight

NEW YORK (TIP): India’s national carrier Air India announced schedule change for travel to and from Chicago. In its release it stated that effective June 1, 2019, up to June 30, 2019, their daily non-stop […]

Indian Americans

Air India raises JFK International-Mumbai connection to ten flights a week

NEW YORK(TIP): Air India has revealed it has boosted its connections to the United States this week by announcing the introduction of three new non-stop flights covering the JFK International to Mumbai route. As of […]

United States

Mrs. Vandana Sharma given a warm send off

NEW YORK CITY(TIP):Mrs Vandana Sharma, Regional Manager‑Americas of Air India,who is returning to New Delhi to administer Indira Gandhi International Airport, was bid farewell by over 50 prominent Indian community members at Zaika Restaurant, NYC, […]

United States

Ms Bhuvana Rao succeeds Mrs. Vandana Sharma as Air India Regional Manager-Americas

NEW YORK(TIP): Ms Bhuvana Rao took over  over as Air India Regional Manager-Americas, October 17. She succeeds Mrs Vandana Sharma who has been transferred as Deputy General Manager at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Ms Bhuvana […]

United States

Air India Regional Manager -Americas Vandana Sharma given a warm send off

Congressman Tom Suozzi recommends Stronger US India relationship HICKSVILLE, NY(TIP):  Mrs. Vandana Sharma, Regional Manager of Air India was hosted to a warm send off by the Indian American community here, October 8. The dinner […]


Air India Regional Manager Americas Vandana Sharma Transferred to Delhi

NEW YORK(TIP) Air India Regional Manager Vandana Sharma has been transferred to Delhi. She will assume charge as Deputy General Manager at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Ms Sharma’s tenure of nearly 3 years (she […]


Air India gets fresh fund infusion from Centre; disinvestment on hold for now

Government working on new turnaround plan for Air India NEW DELHI(TIP): Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the International Aviation Summit on Tuesday, September 4, civil aviation secretary RN Choubey said that the government […]


Air India’s Pragmatism before Sale

Perhaps the most exploited airline in the world is our Air India. The powerful politicians and influential bureaucrats of our country have been overburdening this commercial venture with unqualified people of their choice far over […]

Other News

Maharaja bites the dust

By Mythili Bhusnurmath Merely because we have failed to turn AI around in the past, it does not mean we should compound the error and settle for a distress sale. It is better to bide […]


Creating history, Air India flies Delhi-Israel direct flight via Saudi airspace

NEW YORK TIP):  Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday, March 22, of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel […]

United States

Eminent Women deliver Message on International Woman’s Day celebration at Indian Consulate in New York

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): A grand program for Woman’s Empowerment was planned by the FIA at Indian Consulate, New York on March 8. Five prominent women addressed more than 100 guests. Women from social, economic, […]

United States

Indian Consulate New York honored to host Air India’s all-women-crew pilots

New York (TIP): Air India marked this year’s International Women’s Day by flying all-women-crews to various cities – Washington DC, Newark, Chicago & San Francisco. The national carrier flew four flights to the US with […]

United States

Air India announces flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK (TIP): Saudi Arabia has given Air India approval to fly through its airspace on flights between Israel and India, an airlines spokesperson tells The Times of Israel. The agreement would shorten the current […]

United States

Air India Regional Accounts Manager Sangeeta Singh Promoted as Regional Finance Controller

Friends and Colleagues give a warm send off at dinner hosted by Prof. Saluja RICHMOND HILL, NY (TIP): Air India Regional Accounts Manager Mrs. Sangeeta Singh was promoted and transferred to Mumbai. She takes over […]


The Grounding of Air India

“If Air India, nationalized in the 1950s, is now privatized, we would have come full circle. However, its case is more symbolic than substantive. Today there is no dearth of air-travel service providers in India, […]


On Privatization of Air India: Ready for sale

The decision to allow 49% foreign stake in Air India sets the stage for its privatization The Union Cabinet has approved a series of changes in foreign direct investment norms as the government prepares to […]

United States

Passengers hail Team Air India at JFK

Prakash M Swamy (Who traveled on AI-102 to Delhi) NEW YORK (TIP): Tormented by snow storm and suffering from nature’s fury with a delayed flight for over 12 hours, India-bound passengers of Air India 102 […]

United States

Air India Celebrates Inaugural Flight from Dulles International to Delhi

July 7, 2017  Three Weekly Nonstop Flights Connect U.S. and Indian Capitals Washington Dulles International Airport and Air India celebrated the first-ever nonstop flight connecting the National Capital Region and Delhi, India, on Friday with […]

United States

Air India Delhi Washington Inaugural Flight arrives at Dulles Airport few minutes before time

WASHINGTON (TIP): Air India Delhi – Washington Inaugural Flight arrives at Dulles Airport few minutes before time as expected on Friday, July 7. Air India’s inaugural flight is the first nonstop route between the National […]

United States

Air India to Celebrate Inaugural Flight from Dulles International to New Delhi

Governor McAuliffe, Mayor Bowser Join Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and MWAA Officials for Morning Flight Arrival and Press Conference WASHINGTON (TIP): Washington Dulles International Airport and Air India will host a delegation from the […]