Kerala has become the first state to have four international airports with the inauguration of one more International airport in Kannur on December 09, 2018. From this airport to Abu Dhabi, the first commercial flight, Air India Express with 180 passengers flew recently. Apart from this, Kerala has three other international airports which include Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport, and Calicut International Airport.

Key Highlights 

  • The Kannur International Airport has been built on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It covers an area of 2000 acres. 
  • This airport will help non-resident Keralites living in the Gulf countries for their commute. Besides this, it will also strengthen the tourism and export sectors which in return will generate plenty of job opportunities. 
  • This airport will play a key role in the development and prosperity of the northern region. The areas like Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargode are expected to witness the growth of tourism.

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