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Air India closes bookings for Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights

Operations to resume after a clearence from DGCA

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

State-owned carrier Air India has closed on Boeing Co Dreamliner-operated flights "for the time being", the airline said on Thursday.

"Air India today temporarily stopped operations of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the directive of the country's Aviation Regulatory Authority, the (Director General of Civil Aviation)," the airline said in a statement.

"Air India will resume operations of flights with its B-787 aircraft once it receives the clearance from "

Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan, Qatar and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing Co's Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

First Published: Tue, January 22 2013. 18:32 IST