Calicut airport: demand to increase seating capacity in flights

The Malabar Development Council (MDC) and the Malabar International Airport Committee (MIAC) have urged the Ministry of Civil Aviation to increase the air passenger capacity of the Dubai-based Emirates by 2,500 seats a week in view of the the shortage of flights from the Calicut airport to Gulf destinations.

At a news conference here on Wednesday, leaders of MDC and MIAC asked the Centre to renegotiate the bilateral air service agreement between India and the UAE so as to benefit air passengers from Malabar. The shortage of seats in the Kozhikode-Dubai sector was causing hardship to passengers from the region.

Already, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given No Objection Certificate to Emirates to resume the service of wide-bodied aircraft.  Read More

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