#Air India

.Delhi, India
Olympic shooter Manu Bhaker alleged Air India of 'insulting' her. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@realmanubhaker)

  • Manu Bhaker said she was stopped from boarding a flight for carrying weapons
  • Air India said they only asked for valid documents
  • The national carrier said they respect sportspersons and have many eminent sports legends working with them

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian olympian Manu Bhaker plays Air-gun shooting.(Photo credit: Instagram/@bhakermanu)

  • Manu Bhaker claimed that she was asked to pay over Rs 10,000 by Air India
  • The amount was asked for carrying weapons and ammunition for her training
  • Manu has represented and won gold for India in 2018 Commonwealth Games

.San Francisco, CA, USA
Members of the crew are Captain Zoya Aggarwal, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonaware and Captain Shivani Manhas. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)

  • The flight number AI176 left San Francisco on Saturday at 8.30 pm
  • It would reach Karnataka at 3.45 am on Monday
  • "Way to go girls," Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted on Sunday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The flight is scheduled to arrive at its destination on Saturday. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The team would fly over the North Pole on the world's longest air route
  • The flight will cover a distance of around 16,000 kilometres.
  • "It is a golden opportunity to command a Boeing 777 inaugural SFO-BLR," Captain Zoya Agarwal had said 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Air India has decided to start operating the first-ever non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@airindiain)

  • Air India will start operating two non-stop flights per week from January 9 to Bengaluru
  • The return flights to San Francisco, from Bengaluru, will arrive on Monday and Thursday
  • Air India launched the first non-stop flights from India to the US West Coast in December 2015

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India on Monday announced that it will temporarily ban flights from UK. (Photo Credit: Twitter/Airindia)

  • All penalties  will be waived for bookings between December 22-31
  • AI has offered passengers a one-time free reschedule for travel completed within Dec 31, 2021
  • All flights to UK have been suspended from December 22 to December 31

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The ban will start from December 22. (Photo Credit: Twitter/Airindia)

  • Oman, Saudi Arabi and Kuwait announced to shut their borders amid fears of highly infectious coronavirus strain 
  • Several countries have banned travel with Britain
  • The flights have been suspended for one week

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Centre is seeking to sell the beleaguered Air India. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Air India was founded by the Tata Group in 1932, as Tata Airlines
  • Centre took control of it in 1953
  • Tata Sons has a full-time carrier -Vistara

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
From the Indian side, the flights will be operated by Air India. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Initially, the service will start with one flight daily from each side between Delhi and Kathmandu
  • Medical protocols, including RT PCR test report of 72 hours prior to travel, will be followed 
  • International flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23.(Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Airlines have been permitted to operate special international flights under the Vande Bharat Mission since May
  • Flights between India and the UK are operating under an air bubble pact post the lockdown
  • Some of the stations like Delhi, Kochi, Goa and Ahmedabad have seen quite a heavy demand