Kannur International airport

#1 Sep 26th, 2016, 11:53
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Does anyone here know if the proposed international airport for Kannur is being constructed or close to being finished or when it is likely? Thank You. Zamba.
#2 Sep 26th, 2016, 13:16
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According to god (wiki), it's expected to be open by mid 2017, though wiki also suggests the new airport will reduce passenger traffic at Kozhikode airport by 55% and Mangalore airport by 40%, so someone's been smoking something whilst typing.

Kannur airport's own website maybe has some better information, but it won't open for me as it doesn't like my ip, here's a link to the careers page, I hope that gives a more accurate estimation of the opening date.

http://www.kannurairport.in/index.php/careers1

On a positive note, the airport gets 4.6 out of 5 as rated by 246 Facebook users, and after careful consideration and lengthy reviews, 330 Google reviewers give 4.5 out of 5, so it can only be a really great airport.
#3 Sep 26th, 2016, 14:13
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It is under construction. An IAF Dornier test landed back in February.

The present Chief Minister and most of his lieutenants are from Kannur, so no chance state government gets lax about this.
#4 Sep 26th, 2016, 14:24
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I understand this will open up the area a lot, but will it 'make' the place as a destination or will it be the beginning of the end for Kannur & surrounds as a tourist backwater. ie; laid back & cruisey as it is now. I know a certain landlady from the area is worried about this. Cheers. Zamba.
#5 Oct 14th, 2017, 13:18
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For several weeks I've been trying to get an answer to this same question for a trip I'm planning October 2018

Can't get any info from airports authority of India and the Kannur airport web site has as the latest news " Hope to start landing and take of trials mid 2016"

Is there anybody living close by who can give a "best estimate" for an opening date or suggest who else might be able to help.
#6 Oct 14th, 2017, 16:05
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From two weeks ago:
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The airport is expected to be fully functional by next September
http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/...tion-1.2269376

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