Flydubai says no change to flights after Russia crash

Russian investigators and policemen inspect a site of the crash of Boeing 737-800 of FlyDubai airliner at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia on March 20, 2016.
Russian investigators and policemen inspect a site of the crash of Boeing 737-800 of FlyDubai airliner at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia on March 20, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Flydubai said on Sunday (March 20) it had not cancelled or delayed any flights following the crash of an airliner at Rostov-on-Don that killed all 62 people aboard and would resume flights to the Russian destination once it reopened to traffic.

Chief Executive Ghaith al-Ghaith added at a news conference that the Dubai-based budget carrier was working closely with Russian authorities to identify the cause of Saturday's crash, and appealed for an end to speculation about the disaster.

"We have high confidence in the Russian authorities who are capable of managing local conditions for flights," he said.

"We fully trust the Russian authorities in this."