Friday, November 30, 2018

Works in full swing to give final touches to Kannur airport

Mattannur: The deluxe interiors of the six-storey terminal of the Kannur international airport here are in the final phase of being spruced up as preparations for the take-off of the new airport on December 9 are in full swing.

Workers are giving finishing touches to the facilities at the stylishly luxurious terminal building and its facilities that include immigration, transit launch, international and domestic hold areas, baggage make-up and break-up facilities, departure halls, three big baggage retrieval belts, customs checking counters, viewers’ gallery, lifts and elevators, among others.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the inaugural Air India Express flight to Abu Dhabi on December 9 morning, marking the inauguration and commissioning of the greenfield airport constructed as a private-public partnership project.

“The inauguration of the new airport is the fulfilment of the dream of the people in the region,” Kannur International Airport Ltd. (KIAL) Managing Director V. Thulasidas said at a press conference at the airport terminal on Thursday.
It was inconceivable for many people that the new airport had been completed, he said. KIAL was committed to making this airport one of the best in the country, he added.
29/11/18 The Hindu