MP: large flights from Karipur by month end

The Calicut International Airport (Karipur) is likely to resume operations of large flights by the end of this month.

P.K. Kunhalikutty, MP, said here on Friday that he was given an assurance by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh P. Prabhu about the resumption of operations with larger aircraft from Karipur by this month-end.

Mr. Kunhalikutty said the work was in the final stage for giving permission for wide-body aircraft to operate from Karipur.

He said the office of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) too had indicated that large flights could be operated from Karipur by the end of this month.

Mr. Kunhalikutty held discussions with Karipur Airport Director Sreenivasa Rao, and Air India airport manager Raza Ali Khan on Friday.

Airport advisory board member Khair Abdul Raheem too was present at the meeting.

AI to begin operations

Mr. Kunhalikutty said that Air India would soon begin operations from Karipur to Saudi Arabia.

According to Mr. Kunhalikutty, the Haj embarkation will return to Karipur once Air India resumes operations to Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Kunhalikutty, quoting the airport director, said that Saudi Arabian Airlines would get permission to operate from Karipur by the end of this month.

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