Air India may slash salaries of about 5,000 of its employees, including pilots and engineers, following a rationalisation of wages.
Air India, which enjoys the status of an 'anchor airline', has 16-18 aerobridges within easy reach and 56 exclusive check-in counters in the central space of T3.
The government is also reviewing its current policy of allowing regional airlines to connect only one metro route, according to a ministry official.
Talks have revived between Air India and Star Alliance, raising hopes that the debt-ridden national carrier may get to join the largest international grouping of airlines.
EU recently announced that all international airlines using its airspace will have to pay for their carbon dioxide emissions.
In an exclusive interview with ET, GM Rao, founder chairman, GMR, talks about new projects, the challenges on the way, and the kind of government support that's needed.
The Maldives government on Monday committed to honour all business agreements with foreign companies that wish to invest in the country.
Domestic private airlines have sought permission to fly overseas routes that the national carrier, Air India, is not being able to utilise.
Head honchos of domestic private airlines are expected to discuss AI's below-cost pricing strategy with the PM on Saturday.
In the coming years, air traffic in the country is set to jump and the opportunity it will create should belong to Indian carriers, said Bhatia.
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