AI carries out training sortie

Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: Air-India carried out a training sortie using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the international airport for nearly seven hours on Saturday.

Airport sources said the "circuit and landing" that commenced at 11.10 a.m. ended at 6.35 p.m. Later, the aircraft left for Kochi.

The training sortie was carried out after seeking permission from the Airports Authority of India, sources said.