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Air India flight diverts course as pilot is locked out of cockpit

An Air India jet lands in Lahore, Pakistan. Photo: Reuters

An Air India flight to Bangalore was diverted to another city after the pilot returned from a toilet break and found the door to the cockpit jammed shut, the state-run carrier said on Tuesday.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:20am

Air India suspends pilot and flight attendants after 'overstay in cockpit'

Air India suspends pilot and flight attendants after 'overstay in cockpit'. Photo: Reuters

The incident occurred on an Airbus flight carrying more than 160 passengers to New Delhi from Bangkok last month, and followed a series of other safety concerns involving the airline.

5 May 2013 - 6:16am

India grounds Air India’s 6 Dreamliners after US decision

An Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

India has grounded all six of the Boeing

787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by state-owned carrier Air India

after the same decision was made by the US Federal Aviation Administration, the Indian aviation regulator said on Thursday.

17 Jan 2013 - 11:06am

India’s unpaid airline staff shaken by suicide

Employees of India's Kingfisher Airlines protest on October 8 to complain of not being paid for up to seven months. Photo: AFP

Frustration and anxiety are etched on the faces of staff at India’s grounded Kingfisher Airlines as they gather at Mumbai’s domestic airport each morning -- not to work, but to vent their anger.

10 Oct 2012 - 12:40pm

Air China adds India routes to network

Air China, the mainland's biggest carrier, will start flying to New Delhi and Mumbai in October, joining China Eastern Airlines in tapping the rising demand for air travel to India.

It would fly four times weekly to New Delhi from Beijing using Boeing 767s, said the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Airline rises over worlds of change

From one aircraft to global fleet

FIFTY YEARS is a considerable time for a place such as Hong Kong, where people, events and enterprises move forwards at an accelerated pace, seemingly ahead of the rest of the world.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Maharajah dons many guises to greet world

The popular portly mascot has appeared as a playboy, artist and even sumo wrestler to help identify his carrier

FOR THOSE WHO have recollections of the golden age of air travel before mass-transiting took place in the 1980s, the diminutive Indian gentleman from Air-India, the Maharajah, immediately comes to mind whenever the airline is mentioned.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Chasing bold ambitions with a global vision

Airline chairman keeps his feet on the ground while reaching for the stars

HIGH UP AT Air-India's head office in Mumbai, an architectural landmark that overlooks the scenic Queen's Necklace that frames the Arabian Sea, V. Thulasidas, chairman and managing director of the airline, raises a smile at the request of the Post's photographer.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Tee time

Prince Travel has a three-day/two-night air and golf package valid until October 31.

30 May 2002 - 12:00am

Jet in emergency landing

A United Airlines Boeing 747-400 travelling from Hong Kong to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Tokyo because of engine trouble. The jet, carrying 327 passengers and 21 crew, landed after a loss of oil pressure. The passengers transferred to another flight.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am