The Kannur International airport, a major transportation project within the North Malabar region of Kerala, lift off on Sunday morning with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu together flagging off the Abu Dhabi-bound Air India express flight, marking the commissioning of the greenfield airport stands close to Mattannur.
People turned out in massive numbers to watch the inauguration of the airport. A landmark project, the airport was s a dream-come-true for the people within the region. The Kannur airport will make traveling easier for the gulf Malayalees from the district.
The inaugural flight Air India express IX 715 flagged off at 10:06 a.m.
State Ministry of Commerce and industry E.P. Jayarajan, Ministers Ramachandran Kadannappally, A.K. Saseenran, K.K. Shylaja, E. Chandrashekharan, and Mr. Jayarajan were present.
The Chief Minister, Civil Aviation Minister and other Ministers jointly lit the traditional lamp at the departure hall before the flag off. Kannur International airport Ltd. director V. Thulasidas and Civil Aviation Secretary Kamal Nayan Choubey, State police chief Loknath Behera have also been a gift at the inaugural function.
The fourth aerodrome of the state can have parking bays for fourteen Code E craft or twenty Code C craft and can be able to handle a pair of,000 passengers at a time. The Kannur International aerodrome restricted is anticipated to serve over one.5 million passengers annually.
The first trial operation at the aerodrome passed in February 2016 once Associate in Nursing Indian Air Force craft landed and was received by former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Associate in Nursing Air Asian nation trial flight has conjointly landed with success at the aerodrome on Gregorian calendar month twenty, 2018.
The Kerala government owns thirty two.86 per stake in KIAL, while 22.54 percent stake is controlled by the state and Central Public Sector Undertakings. Another 35.21 percent holding rests with others, as well as qualified institutional consumers (QIBs), people, companies, whereas the remaining nine.39 percent stake is with the Airports Authority of Asian nation (AAI).
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