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Air India had been receiving an average of Rs 3,000-4,000 crore funding per year from the government till the financial year 2013-14, after which the amount was substantially reduced.
The national carrier has decided to serve only vegetarian meals to economy passengers on its domestic flights.
Air India on Saturday started a new flight connecting Washington with Hyderabad via Delhi.
Direct flights to Houston or Dallas are expected to soon follow
Air India's market share in the booming domestic market has slumped to 13 percent as private carriers such as IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, SpiceJet and Jet Airways expanded.
The deputy head of the Niti Aayog said that the Narendra Modi government has been exploring ways to privatise Air India.
Piyush Goyal said the government is talking to employee unions and other stakeholders for an amicable settlement.
The Dreamliners aircraft have experienced technical reliability issues, since induction into Air India fleet, the minister told the Rajya Sabha.
Air India, which is staying afloat on taxpayers' money, reported an operational profit of Rs 105 crore in 2015-16 -- its first in more than a decade.
The inordinate delay defeated the objective of reducing maintenance costs by way of inducting new planes in their place, according to the CAG report tabled in Parliament today.
German and Belgian fighter jets were scrambled to escort an Air India flight into Heathrow airport at London as it lost radio contact which sparked hijack fears.
The findings come at a time when Air India is working on reviving its financial fortunes even as concerns persist in certain quarters about the viability of the carrier.
The airline's short-term loans have weighed on its finances.
A cabin crew member found overweight is deemed temporarily unfit and given three months to reduce weight.
India's national airline claimed Monday to have set a new record with the first round-the-world flight staffed entirely by women.