Monday, November 15, 2021

When Kerala entered the aviation age

Being the global citizens that Malayalis are, with a large diaspora in different parts of the world, it’s no surprise that a small state like Kerala has four international airports. The aviation sector in the state has grown to the present level from the humblest of beginnings. The journey commenced in the 1920s when British officials and Indian aristocrats wanted to cut the travel time from what was then Madras to the Travancore and Cochin princely states as well as cities like Calicut. It was apt that the authorities chose Quilon (now Kollam) as the first city in the Malayalam-speaking parts of India to host an airport.
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