Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kerala's Kannur airport to be operational in September

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kannur International airport coming up at Mattanur in the northern part of the state would be ready for operation in September 2018, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.

Addressing the 8th general body meeting of the Kannur International Airport Ltd here, Vijayan said good progress has been made in the work of the airport, the fourth in the state.

International and domestic airline firms have expressed interest to operate from the airport, he said.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has accorded permission for Jet Airways to conduct a service to Abu Dhabi and Goair to Dammam, he said.

It has also decided to expand the length of runway to 4000 metres from 3050 metres and steps for acquiring land for the same was progressing, the chief minister said.
19/09/17 PTI