Sunday, November 22, 2020

Big aircraft: DGCA check on Karipur airport

Kozhikode: An expert team from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will visit Calicut International Airport for an inspection in connection with resumption of wide-bodied aircraft services that were suspended following the crash of Air India Express flight after it overshot the runway in August.

Kozhikode MP MK Raghavan said that DGCA deputy director S Durairaj will visit the airport on November 25 for inspection. He added that during a recent telephone conversation DGCA chief Arun Kumar had informed him that there were no practical difficulties for resumption of wide-bodied flights from the airport. “We are hopeful that operations of wide-bodied airlines can be resumed from the airport after inspection by DGCA team,” he added.

The MP said that once operation of wide bodied aircraft resumes, jumbo flights by Saudia, Air India , Qatar Airways will be possible along with reinstatement of Haj embarkation point at the airport.

MP K Muraleedharan, who is also a member of the parliamentary consultative committee on civil aviation, too had taken up the matter with Union civil aviation authorities.

22/11/20 Times of India

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