The union government has announced its decision on granting permission to chartered flights to India from UAE. The union government has barred three airlines based in UAE -Etihad Airways, Air Arabia and Emirates Airlines- to operate Chartered services to Indian airports.
Union government took this decision as UAE government-imposed curb on Air India and other private airlines preventing them from carrying passengers to Dubai. The decision was notified to airlines verbally on late Friday .
The scheduled international flights are banned starting from March 22 and the ban is in effect till July 31.
The Etihad flight EY 254 (Departure time 14:20 Sat)bound to Kozhikode Intl terminal was cancelled as Directorate of Civil aviation denied permission to land. The flight was chartered by Abudhabi KMCC.