Coronavirus: Civil Aviation Ministry says coordinating with states to ensure cargo flight operations
"Based on requirements received from various states on urgent basis, the senior officials of the ministry coordinate with supply agencies for providing required material which can be further transported to the desired destinations," said a statement by the ministry on Monday.
Air India pilots union asks DGCA to temporarily suspend pre-flight and post-flight alcohol tests
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Air India operating cargo flights to move medicines, medical equipment on Saturday
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Air India refuses to convert planes to carry cargo
“The government had asked us to convert some of our fleet to be used for transportation but that has not been accepted from our side,” said a senior Air India official. “It would have required removing seats from the aircraft and getting further approvals to run it as a cargo plane, which involves cost as well as time.”
Govt allows use of passenger planes to ferry cargo to fight Coronavirus
“The government has allowed airlines to carry cargo in their passenger aircraft, which are grounded at various airport, and approvals from the aviation regulator - Directorate General of Civil Aviation - is in process,” said a source, who did not want to be identified.
Covid-19: Air India pilots' unions assure govt of full support
In a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) and Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) said, Air India pilots note with "admiration" the proactive way in which the government has been working round the clock to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Air India to operate 'relief' flight to Tel Aviv with stranded Israeli nationals
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Coronavirus Pandemic: Air India to fly 270 stranded Israelis back to Tel Aviv
The national carrier, which the government plans to sell completely, was also instrumental in evacuating Indians – who were stuck in Italy because India barred commercial passenger flights from Italy and other countries to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus – earlier this week.
Air India avoids default; secures refinance loan to service Rs 700-cr NCDs
On March 23, India Ratings warned that the national carrier may default on the debt payment, given the poor cash flow position after the announcement of the closure of national airspace. Accordingly, the agency had on the same evening placed the instrument on rating watch with negative outlook.
COVID-19: Air India to incur Rs 30-35 cr loss per day following suspension of operations
Flag carrier Air India is expected to incur losses to the tune of Rs 30-35 crore per day following the suspension of operations in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, according to a source.
PM hails Air India for courage, call of duty to fight coronavirus
The airline in a press release on Sunday said it was alarming that in many localities Air India crew members were facing ostracisation because they travelled abroad to evacuate Indians.
Air India may cut salaries by 5% amid coronavirus concerns
Air India may cut salary of employees by 5% amid its growing financial woes in the wake of virus outbreak.
Covid-19: Air India flight carrying 263 Indian evacuated from Rome lands in Delhi
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COVID-19: Air India says 'insurmountable' dip in revenues, issues various cost-cutting measures
"In the wake of recent global developments and the serious impact of COVID-19 pandemic...there is an insurmountable dip in the revenue which calls for stringent measures to reduced our costs," said an Air India office order to all its employees.
Coronavirus outbreak: Air India unveils steps to cut costs
India’s national carrier has withdrawn executive entertainment allowance of executive pilots and reduced layover and subsistence allowances of cabin crew. Also, fuel reimbursement of all officers has been cut by 10%, executive director for finance SK Singh said in a letter to employees.
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