Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kannur International Airport inaugurated by Minister Suresh Prabhu

Kannur International Airport inaugurated
Kannur International Airport Ltd.- Terminal Building



Kannur International Airport- Kerala’s fourth International airport inaugurated on Sunday, 9th Dec 2018 by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. They jointly flagged off the first Air India Express flight with 186 passengers on board flying to Abu Dhabi. The airport is located at Mattanur town near Kerala.  The Kannur International Airport is located 30 km from Kannur city.
With this Kannur International Airport  inauguration Kerala State has four international airports along with Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kochi.  With this Kerala is the only state in India to have four international airports.

Area of the airport

The Kannur International Airport is spread across 2330 acres with a runway length of 3050 meters.
KIAL- Arrival & Departure halls.

Owners-

The Kannur International Airport being built with public-private partnership (PPP) mode with State and Central undertakings. Whereas State owns 32.86 % and 22.54% share is by Central Public Sector Undertakings. Additional  35.21% is owned by other qualified institutional buyers, individuals, companies and remaining 9.39% is owned by Airports Authority of India.

Terminal building-

Kannur International Airport’s terminal building is built with the modern facilities spread across 95,000 square meters.  Airport has 24 check-in counters, there is a scope to increase to 48 counters in the future requirements.
Kannur International Airport inaugurated,Kannur airport-Beach

Advantages

Airport will help non-resident Keralites travelling to Gulf countries
Boosts Economy, tourism and exports
Helps in creating many job opportunities.
Many flight operations- Air India Express will operate services to Abu Dhabi, Riyad, Sharja and Doha.
Go Air is going to operate domestic  connectivity flights to   Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.



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