Pro-Khalistan leader and designated terrorist in India Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) released a fresh video on Wednesday giving a call to “picket” Air India flights on December 1 at Toronto and Vancouver international airports in Canada.
The US Department of State has termed the call by the Khalistani group Sikh for Justice (SFJ) to all Sikhs to boycott Air India as “unacceptable.” On November 5, SFJ founder and its legal counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a designated terrorist in India, asked the global Sikh community to “stop flying Air India” from November 19.
After Canada, banned terrorist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) announced the American phase of Khalistan referendum, beginning January 28, 2024. The SFJ made the announcement on Sunday at the 44th annual Sikh parade in Yuba City, California. It made the “America Votes” declaration with a float celebrating former Indian Army Chief General A.S. Vaidya’s killing by Sikh separatists Sukhdeo Singh and Harjinder Singh in 1986.
Tata owned Air India has entered an interline partnership with Alaska Airlines which will allow Air India guests to avail seamless connections from New York JFK, Newark-New Jersey, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Vancouver gateways to and from 32 destinations in the US, Mexico, and Canada.
Air India flight AI-173, scheduled to depart for San Francisco from Delhi early on Tuesday, was cancelled hours before its scheduled take-off, causing inconvenience to the passengers.
Tata Sons-owned Air India on Thursday unveiled its new logo and livery, which will be timed with the delivery of its brand-new A350 aircraft in December. The airline, during an event in New Delhi, said that its new logo — ‘The Vista’ — is inspired by the peak of the gold window frame, signifying limitless possibilities, progressiveness, and the airline’s bold, confident outlook for the future.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted in-principle approval to Air India and IndiGo for the import of 470 and 500 aircraft, respectively, the Parliament was told on Monday. The DGCA is India’s civil aviation regulator.
Up to 25 Indian students were left stranded at Canada’s Vancouver airport following Air India’s cancellation of flight AI 186 to Delhi on July 2. University of British Columbia (UBC) students said the flight was scheduled to depart from Vancouver airport at 10.15 a.m. local time on July 2, but was rescheduled twice and eventually cancelled.