Harassment Alert at Air India: Airlines received 8 sexual-harassment complaints in first half of 2019

Air India received eight sexual harassment complaints internally during the first half of this year as compared to the total 10 complaints in 2018, sources said. On May 16 this year, Airline’s Chief Ashwani Lohani told the employees through a text message that sexual harassment cases are “often” being witnessed in Air India and the airline needs to come down “very very […]

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High Court asks Air India to release salary of grounded pilot

The Delhi High Court today directed national carrier Air India to release the salary of a pilot, who was grounded in 2016 after being allegedly tested positive for alcohol consumption before and after flights on two occasions. Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the airline why it had withdrawn the full salary of the pilot and how […]

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AI to pay compensation of Rs 1L for serving stale food

Air India has been directed to pay Rs one lakh by the apex consumer commission as compensation for serving stale food to a passenger aboard a Mumbai-New York flight. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, while dismissing the revision petition filed by the airline in 2015, said “the nature of deficiency in service” could have […]

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SC raps government over state of affairs in Air India

With Air India grappling with financial crisis, the Supreme Court has rapped the government for giving “profitable routes” to private carriers and asked it to plan a turnaround in the national carrier saying it “faces extinction” if things continued like this. “Why many lucrative routes have been given to private carriers,” a bench comprising justices […]

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Airhostess moves SC to get her contract renewed by Air India

Salome Sinosit an air hostess has moved to Supreme Court of India for directions to the company to take her back because her contract was not renewed by an Air India subsidiary on the grounds that she has become overweight. Petitioner Salome Sinosit, 39, was an airhostess in Airline Allied Services Limited, a subsidiary of Air India. […]

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HC dismisses plea against A-I’s decision

Petitions challenging Air-India’s decision to transfer engineering workers to a subsidiary company of the airline has been dismissed by the Bombay High Court. Observing that employees have no vested right to question the policy of employer to reorganise or hive off workers, the Bombay High Court has dismissed petitions challenging Air-India’s decision to transfer engineering […]

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Plea for stay on extension of AI flight duty time rejected: HC

The Delhi High Court has refused to stay Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s order to extend the flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of Air India pilots and cabin crew, saying it was their duty to enable Air India to “pull through” the “financial crisis.” “Since the respondent Airlines is going through a crucial financial crisis, […]

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1981 AI plane hijack: Two move court for stay of fresh trial

Two alleged Sikh militants, sent back to India in 2000 after serving a life term in Pakistan for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981, have moved a Delhi court seeking stay of a fresh trial against them here for the same offence. The two, in their plea to Additional Chief Metropolitan […]

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SC notice to Centre on plea for probe of AI aircraft purchase

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Union of India other respondents on a petition seeking probe into the “unnecessary” purchase of 111 aircraft for the national carrier costing Rs 67,000 crore to the exchequer. The Apex Court bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice CK Prasad issued notice on a petition by […]

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AI withdraws contempt petition against pilots in SC

Air India on Monday withdrew its plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the office bearers of Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) for allegedly obstructing the implementation of its order on training of pilots for the Dreamliner aircraft. Appearing before a bench headed by justice TS Thakur, advocate Lalit Bhasin said the national carrier no longer wants […]

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