Indian diplomat recalled after Air India flight incident

Air IndiaThe external affairs ministry has recalled Indian diplomat Alok Ranjan Jha for allegedly misbehaving with a passenger on an Air India flight to New York and will decide on disciplinary action after he returns home. “He has been recalled. The ministry will take action after an internal inquiry,” an informed source in the ministry said

HBO To Air Pee-Wee Herman Broadway Special

HBO will air a special presentation of comedian Paul Reubens’ Pee-Wee Herman Broadway stageplay next year. The Emmy-winning cable network will tape a performance of Reubens’ production next month for broadcast later this winter, Deadline Hollywood scooped this week. Reubens played Pee-Wee on the Saturday Morning smash Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and in two movies — Pee-Wee’s

Emirates flight hits air pocket in Kochi

Kochi: In a miraculous escape, the pilot of a Kochi-bound Emirates flight on Sunday managed to control the aircraft after it hit an air pocket and suffered a sudden loss in altitude.
The Boeing 777 aircraft abruptly descended from an altitude of 20,000 feet to 5,000 feet after hitting an air pocket while flying over Goa.

Air India, Jet Airways resume flights to Europe

After a gap of six days, national carrier Air India Wednesday resumed its daily flights to Paris and Frankfurt and private airline Jet Airways winged its way to London from Delhi and Mumbai.
“Air India’s stranded flight from Frankfurt has reached Delhi today via Egypt. Air India will operate its Delhi-London and Delhi-Frankfurt flights tomorrow. It

Air India suspends Sunday flights to Europe, US

Air India Saturday said it has suspended all flights scheduled for Sunday to Europe, US and Canada following volcanic ash spreading over Europe.
According to a top Air India official, the disruptions are expected to continue till next week. The airlines has already cancelled all the eight flights to Britain, Europe and North America scheduled for

Polish president dies in air crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria were killed with 85 people Saturday when a plane carrying them crashed near the Smolensk airport in Russia, officials said.
The accident took place when the plane was landing in foggy weather.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry confirmed the fatalities. Poland’s foreign ministry press secretary Petr Paszkowski confirmed that the president

Air India appoints Gustav Baldauf as its first COO

On Tuesday Gustav Baldauf, executive vice-president of Australian airlines was appointed as the foremost Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Air India.
The decision to appoint Baldauf was taken as a conference of board of directors of the National Aviation Company India Ltd (NACIL) that runs Air India at Mumbai headquarters.
A senior Air India official unveiled that