Emirates, Saudia, and Air India have expressed their willingness to operate wide-bodied aircraft at the Calicut International Airport subjected to the approval and conditions of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Representatives of these airline companies gave their suggestions at a meeting with AAI officials at the airport on Thursday.
Emirates and Saudia had ceased operations following the ban on wide-bodied aircraft since May 2015. “Both had said that they would resume their flights to the most sought-after destinations in the Middle East,” Calicut airport director J.T. Radhakrishna told The Hindu .
The meeting was held on the compatibility study and safety assessment for the operation of wide-bodied aircraft at the airport. Already the DGCA had given the green signal for the operation of Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Read More…