Kerala 4th international airport to open in September

Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, announced the opening of the Kannur International Airport Ltd in September. Vijayan had met Prabhu in the morning along with his team of officials to discuss the finalization of the Rs 1,892 crore-airport located at Mattanur, near Kannur, fast nearing completion in 2,000 acres of land.  Kerala will be the only state in the country to have four international airports with the others at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode. The Kerala government has 35 percent stakes, 25 percent by public sector undertakings, 10 percent with the Airport Authority of India and the remaining 30 percent is with Cooperatives, banks, and individual.

  • Kerala 4th international airport to open in September.
  • Kerala will be the only state in the country to have four international airports with the others at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode.
  • The Kerala government has 35 percent stakes, 25 percent by public sector undertakings, 10 percent with the Airport Authority of India and the remaining 30 percent is with Cooperatives, banks, and individual.
  • The airport will be able to handle at a time 2,000 passengers and it is anticipated that KIAL will serve more than 1.5 million international passengers annually.
  • This airport will start off with a runway of 3,050 meters and in another 18 months.
  • It will see its runway length increase to 3,400 meters and eventually it will touch 4,000 meters.
  • Its runway length increase to 3,400 meters and eventually it will touch 4,000 meters.download our android app

The airport will be able to handle at a time 2,000 passengers and it is anticipated that KIAL will serve more than 1.5 million international passengers annually, besides changing the face of north Kerala with tourism and business activities especially handloom, textiles, and floriculture. This airport will start off with a runway of 3,050 meters and in another 18 months, after it opens, it will see its runway length increase to 3,400 meters and eventually it will touch 4,000 meters, making it one of the four biggest airports in the country.