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Wide-body aircraft operations to resume at Calicut int'l airport from Wednesday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Flight operations with wide-body planes will resume at airport in from Wednesday with Airlines operating services to Jeddah, according to an release.

Following safety concerns, wide-body aircraft operations were suspended from May 2015 at the airport, which handles around 2.6 million international passengers every year.

The (AAI), which is operating the aerodrome, has said wide-body aircraft operations would resume from Wednesday.

Airlines would operate flights from to on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday as well as to on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

The carrier would operate wide-body planes -- and B777-200ER -- for the services.

According to the release, the AAI has taken action for strengthening and re-carpeting of the runway and grading of runway strip to cater to the requirement of heavy aircraft operations.

Measures have also been taken to increase the runway end safety area as directed by the regulatory authorities and installed simple touch down zone flights on both runways, it added.

A compatibility study and safety assessment were conducted to assess suitability of the aerodrome for the safe operation of wide-body aircraft.

The profit-making airport handles more than 3 million passengers annually and out of them, around 2.6 million are international fliers.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:50 IST