All are panning to travel to Kannur in a flight wait for more news on the proposed Airport in this city of Cannanore, about 208 of the 2,000 acres earmarked for the project had already been acquired by the State Government back in 2007! With the recent cabinet approval, it seems that the city of Kannur will be catapulted to the Indian Air Route Map in less than 3-4 years.
Kannur Airport is expected to provide a major boost of the Malabar, North Kerala in terms of business, in terms of tourism revenue and help its thriving textile industry. Kannur is on of the eight best textile centers in India.
An Airport City is also planned in Kannur where plantation tourism will be promoted. KINFRA or Kerala Infrastructure Development Corporation is the agency designated to proceed the work.
The airport coming up at Moorkhanparamba near Mattanur has received the Environment Ministry’s clearance as well as the permission from the Aviation Ministry to operate with a single runway recently, after clearing the techno-economic and feasibility hurdles on the decade-old proposal.