FlightStats Data Upsets The Maharaja of Skies, AirIndia terms the Data as Fabricated.

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India’s state-owned carrier Air India has rubbished reports published by flight data firm FlightStats that listed it listing it as the world’s third worst performing airline in the world.

Stating that the data was fabricated, Air India has assured that the management will investigate the matter till the end.

“We totally disagree with the report published by an agency about Air India. Initially it seems that the report is fabricated, so Air India management will investigate the report till the end,” Dhananjay Kumar, Spokesperson of Air India said on Monday.


Apart from Air India, the FlightStats reported ten worst carriers as Air China, Hong Kong Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Delta Air Lines, Qatar Airways, among others.

FlightStat’s survey highlighted issues over cabins, service quality, and flight delays. Just last week, Air India dropped fares to match those offered by the Indian Railways for its Rajdhani trains

Air India’s Delhi-Mumbai one-way economy tickets going for Rs6,500 in December are now available for Rs2,400 inclusive of all taxes.
Delhi-Bangalore will be available for Rs2,952, Delhi-Ahmedabad for Rs2,199, Delhi-Hyderabad for Rs3,206 and Delhi-Kolkata for Rs2,890.

This apart, following its successful decision to deploy the iconic Boeing 747 on Delhi-Mumbai route on December 13, 2013, Air India today added on customer delight by allowing up to 40kg and 50kg of free check-in baggage for economy and business class passengers respectively on Boeing 747 Delhi- Mumbai service.

Passengers flying on Delhi-Mumbai route will have an opportunity to experience flying the airlines’ legendary ‘Queen of the Skies’ and can avail this facility from 7th January, 2017.

Presently, Air India allows 25kg in economy class and 35kg in business class of free check-in baggage on its flights as compared to 15kg offered by other airlines.

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