The upcoming Kannur International Airport is ready for softlaunch in coming June. The is the second greenfield airport setup in the public-private partnership (PPP) model in civil aviation infrastructure sector in Kerala. With six aerobridge, 48 check-in counters and 16 emigration, immigration and customs counters, the airport expects to start with around two million passenger traffic. The building has been designed to cater to nine million passengers.
Speaking to SP’s ShowNews, K.S. Shibu Kumar, Chief Project Engineer, Kannur International Airport, said, “This will cater to whole of north Malabar from Kozhikode to Mysore.”
It is part of the UDAN scheme, it will be connected to 12 airports of India. About 20 national and international airlines have expressed interest in operating from Kannur. It will also enhance the tourism potential of North Malabar for tourism spots like Bekal, Wayanad, Coorg and Mysore.