Delay lasted 90 minutes after temperature issues inside airplane prompted incident
Technical fault forced 27-hour delay in departure of flight to Kochi
The air trans-shipment facility at Pune’s airport became operational in March, but had not been used until now due to a lack of interest from the market.
Several dozen passengers, especially those returning home from Dubai to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, held a protest next to the aircraft, which escalated and resulted in a confrontation with airport security officials within the terminal building.
Flight AI 984 was descending into Mumbai when it declared an emergency.
The state-run airline is acting on its 2014 warning to 600 of its 3,500 cabin crew to lose weight or risk being given a job on the ground.
The co-pilot allegedly assaulted the captain minutes before the scheduled take off.
Air India regional boss says the congestion may lead passengers to favour Emirates.
Another RS 1200 crore is on the table and more may follow.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi passengers stranded at Thiruvananthapuram airport.
Airline cites crew shortage and post-Ramadan lean season for changes.
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