Saturday, October 06, 2018

Kannur Airport Opening: Check Date, Code, Flights, Location, Map, other details of Kerala's fourth airport

Kerala is all set to get its fourth operation airports in Kannur. The Kannur International Airport will be inaugurated on December 9. This is the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model and has been built at a cost of Rs 2,292 crore.

The airport has received all the necessary approvals from the authorities.  The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the aerodrome licence to Kannur International Airport (code CNN) on 4th October, 2018. The DGCA licence is the final approval required to commence operations.

Kerala already has three operational airports in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

The airport is likely to serve around one million passengers annually. Indigo and Air India aircraft have already conducted a trial run at the airport.
The airport will help Malayalees from the region working in the Middle East. It will also boost tourism in the area as it is located near several famous tourist destinations like Coorg, Mysore, Bekal, and Wayanad. However, it won't be a part of the central government's ambitious UDAN scheme. Once operational, the airport may start providing flights during the night and early morning hours based on the demand. However, to start with, the initial flight operations will be during daytime only.
06/10/18 ZeeBiz