International Airports Current Affairs - 2020
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Kerala has become first state in the country to have four international airports with the inauguration of Kannur airport. The first commercial flight from this airport Air India Express flight IX 715 with 180 passengers on board to Abu Dhabi was flagged off recently. The other three international airports are Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport and Calicut International Airport.
Kannur international airport
It is built on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It is spread across 2,000 acres of area It will help non-resident Keralites (NRKs), especially in the Gulf region, besides boosting tourism and exports, which will result in several job opportunities. Its commissioning is expected to pave way for state’s overall development and prosperity, especially northern region. It will boost tourism in the region like Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargode. It may also increase inter-trade in sectors such as spices and handloom.