Saturday, October 22, 2016

‘Save Karipur’ march planned

The Malabar Development Forum has decided to conduct a ‘Save Karipur’ march to Parliament House on December 5 to press for the restoration of wide-bodied aircraft operations at the Calicut International Airport.

The forum will also press for the restoration of Haj flights to Calicut and a uniform airfare structure for the India-Gulf sector to check fleecing of passengers during festival seasons.

Forum president K.M. Basheer pointed out that the airport, which mainly benefited migrant workers in the Gulf and Haj pilgrims, was partially shut down on April 30 last year for the repair of the runway. It was a temporary arrangement, following which wide-bodied aircraft was not allowed to land, and several airlines had shifted their services to Kochi.
22/10/16 The Hindu

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