Kannur International Airport In Kerala Set To Open

Recently, Air India landed its test flight at Kannur International Airport in Kerala. The announcement was made through a tweet by Chief Minister of Kerala’s office, which stated that the trial was carried out by Air India Express aircraft IX 555. The tweet also said that it is a part of the final procedures for getting clearance in order to commence commercial operations. Interestingly, the aerodrome is going to be the fourth international airport in Kerala. The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan further informed that the operations on the Kannur International Airport would begin this month.
The international airport has been built at a cost of ` 2,292 crore and is spread over 2,300 acres of land. It is expected that the airport is likely to serve over one million passengers annually and authorities estimate the number will increase five-fold by the year 2025.