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Facts about Kannur International Airport

Facts about Kannur International Airport

Kannur International Airport was opened yesterday to public. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the airport.

With this, Keralites got their fourth airport. Now, the journey to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait from Kerala becomes convenient.

GoAir announced the launch of direct flight services to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai from this airport.

The Kannur International Airport will be connecting to Delhi-NCR’s Hindon airport through UDAN scheme from February 2019.

Here are some interesting facts about Kannur International Airport:

  • Kannur International Airport is spread over 2,330 acres of land. It is going to serve over one million passengers annually and the number is anticipated to increase five-fold by 2025.
  • The airport is the second greenfield airport built under public-private partnership (PPP) model, the first being Kochin International Airport in Kerala.
  • It has a solar power system and it received an LEED gold rating for energy conservation.
  • Kannur International Airport is situated 30 km from the main town of Kannur. It is just 3 km from Mattanur town.
  • It has a 95,000 sq m terminal building. It is the eighth largest building which has been built with modern facilities.
  • It has 2,000 acres of mostly hilly terrain.
  • It has 4,000 m runway which is the fourth-longest runway. And the first three airports with longest runway are New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru respectively.
  • As major population of Kerala is working in the Gulf countries, this airport facilitates their easy journey.
  • Now flying to Hindon from Kannur will be cheaper and affordable for around ₹3,119.
  • The domestic destinations from Kannur International Airport includes all major cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and also Goa, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hubballi, Solapur and Hindon.

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