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Air India Airbus A321
Air India prepares to enter Star Alliance 
Air India’s preparation for integration with Star Alliance network is on track.
AirAsia India A320
AirAsia India receives first A320 
AirAsia India has received its first aircraft, an Airbus A320, in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
Air India 787-8
Air India satisfied with Boeing 787 
Air India, which has had a spate of incidents on its Boeing 787 fleet in the past year-and-a-half, is satisfied with the overall quality of service from the aircraft, according to chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan.
AirAsia India moves a step closer to launch 
India’s airline regulator has said it has no reason to deny AirAsia India an air operator’s permit.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
Jet Airways losses continue 
India's Jet Airways has reported a loss of Rs 2.83 billion ($47.3 million) on revenues of Rs 19.7 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.
Air India A321
Air India reduces losses  1
Indian flag carrier Air India incurred a loss of Rs 39.89 billion ($666 million) for 2013-14 on revenues of Rs 202.59 billion.
Air India Boeing 787-8
Air India to evaluate 787 performance 
Air India—which took delivery of its 12th Boeing 787 Sunday and is on schedule to induct two more of the type by March—has decided to form a committee to evaluate its Dreamliner performance before making a final call on future deliveries.
India lifts ban on Airbus A380s  1
The Indian government said Monday it was lifting restrictions on Airbus A380 flights into the country. The decision will allow airlines like Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa to start using the aircraft on their India routes.
India may soon liberalize airline rules  1
India may soon scrap an archaic rule that requires domestic airlines to be operating for at least five years and have a fleet of 20 aircraft to be able to fly on international routes.
Airbus A320
New Indian Tata-Singapore Airlines startup to launch with Airbus A320  1
The new Indian full-service airline planned by the Tata group and Singapore Airlines has chosen to launch with Airbus A320 aircraft.
Mumbai airport to open new terminal Jan. 10 
Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) will inaugurate a new terminal Jan. 10.
Tata-Singapore Airlines seeks to start operations 
Tata-Singapore Airlines, the new full service airline venture being planned in India, has applied to the ministry of civil aviation for a no-objection certificate (NOC), a preliminary approval needed to clear the way to start operations.
SpiceJet 737-800
SpiceJet, Tigerair sign interline agreement 
Indian LCC SpiceJet and Singapore’s largest budget airline Tigerair have signed a three-year interline agreement for more connectivity between flights operated by both carriers.
Etihad Airways A340-500
Etihad starts to pull Indian traffic away from Emirates  1
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which is rapidly scaling up Indian connections, could begin to eat into traffic at India’s popular Middle Eastern hub at Dubai.
Air India Boeing 787-8
Air India to upgrade software on Boeing 787s 
India’s minister for civil aviation Ajit Singh said Air India’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet will receive a software update, which will ground each aircraft for 10 days.
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

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