Air India Express News
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates twice during the last couple of weeks. As per the UAE government rules, each passenger travelling from India need to bring original COVID-negative certificate from RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey.
The DGCA has barred the operation of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport this monsoon "out of abundant caution", a senior official said. The decision was taken four days after a narrow-body B737 aircraft of Air India Express overshot the runway and crashed at the Kozhikode airport. Asked about the duration of the ban, the DGCA official said, "No date has been fixed."