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Tendering is the biggest hurdle in government organizations: Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani

Newsroom24x7 Staff

New Delhi: After the CBI had registered a case of cheating and corruption a few days ago against officials of Air India, a German Software company and another company of USA for giving a Rs.225 Crores software contract, the present chairman and Managing Director of Air India Ashwani Lohani wrote on facebook: “Tendering has with passage of time emerged as the biggest hurdle in sarkari (Government) organizations. 436 more words


Lord of Lords: Part 1

Seldom does one get the chance to bump into India’s 1st Cricket World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev. And when you do, despite the 6am flight on a Sunday, you take a selfie and attempt a sketch to gift him (met him a couple of days after his birthday). 26 more words

The Barcelona – Bogota route now on the new Boeing 787’s.

The Boeing Dreamliner 787, the most modern aircraft on Avianca’s fleet, will now serve the Barcelona – Bogota route.

With the inclusion of this aircraft to the Bogota – Barcelona – Bogota route on January 2, Avianca now operates all routes between… 341 more words


Air India announces their first Scandinavian destination

Air India announced a new route on Monday (Dec 16), their first to Scandinavia. In May the carrier will launch a new 4x weekly service to the Danish capital, Copenhagen, using their Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 20 more words


Female Only Row on Airline to Prevent Groping

(Cartoon from the New Yorker)

I’m surprised Air India is the first to officially offer this; I would have thought it would be Qatar Air, or Emirates. 246 more words

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Air India forced to delay first A320neo deliveries

Air India has been forced to delay the delivery of its first two A320neo aircraft by a month due to unspecified issues with the aircraft’s power plants: the CFM International Leap 1A26 engines. 55 more words


Airline Introducing Rows Just For Women Amid Recent Reports Of Groping

We’ve heard of “quiet zones” on planes that separate children from adults, but a new seating option launching on India’s national airline is new to us: amid reports of men groping and otherwise sexually assaulting women on flights, Air India is introducing female-only rows. 155 more words

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