Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kannur Airport Project

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The State’s prestigious greenfield airport project named ‘KANNUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’ will be coming up close to  Mattannur in Kannur district of Kerala State.  It is only 20 kms away from Kannur city, and 2 kms from Mattannur on Kannur – Mattannur – Mysore road.
Objectives
  • To provide an international gateway with state-of-the art facilities to support safe, efficient and cost effective travel for foreign tourists and ‘non-resident’ Indians from Kerala, as well as domestic passengers.
  • To act as air cargo hub for perishable cargo like cut-flowers, vegetables, fruits, seafood etc.
  • To provide a host of commercial, trade promotion and industrial activities that can generate employment opportunities, provide avenues for the trade in traditional products to affluent markets in the Gulf and Europe and to open new vistas in the field of IT & ICT.
  • To promote beach, pilgrimage and health tourism.
  • To transform the North Malabar region into a highly developed growth centre for travel, tourism and industries.
Highlights

The Airport will have a runway length of 3400 meters. The orientation of the runway is 07/25, which permits obstacle free approach. The airport is expected to have an annual traffic of more than 1 million international passengers and above 0.3 million domestic passengers as per 2009-2010 estimate.

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