Recollections:   Flying into NY City from London

It was mid-May of 1982. After cycling through different parts of England, finally, I reached London on my trusted bicycle. I was almost halfway through, traversing the world. London was the last leg of my […]


Major airlines cancel, change flights to United States over 5G dispute

5G service uses a segment of the radio spectrum that is close to that used by radio altimeters, which are devices that measure the height of aircraft above the ground and help pilots land in […]


India in history this Week-December 31, 2021, to january 6, 2022

31 DECEMBER 1925       Hindi writer Shrilal Shukla, born for satire, was born. 1984       Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister and Congress President for the first time. 1802       The Maratha ruler Peshwa Bajirao II came under the […]

Breaking News

Air India denies 85-Year-Old Lady boarding despite a confirmed seat reservation

Family rejects offer of compensation; demands punishment to the guilty November 16, 2021 3.45 PM I.S. Saluja SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Kamani Bhandari, an 85-year-old lady who is a US Citizen and an OCI card holder […]

Breaking News

Financial bids received for Air India disinvestment: Tata Sons and Spice Jet among bidders

NEW DELHI (TIP): Government of India said, September 15, that it has received multiple financial bids for buying national carrier Air India. Meanwhile, a Tata Sons spokesperson told PTI that it has put in a […]

Business & Economics

Best time for Corporate India to step up risk taking, says Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi (TIP): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday, August 12,  said the government is doing everything required to support the economy, and urged industry leaders to step up investments and build capacity in domestic […]

Frontpage News

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 […]

Breaking News

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 […]

Breaking News

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 […]

Frontpage News

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 […]