A significant number of diaspora from the Kannur region works in the Middle East, and Kannur international airport caters to their flying requirements, said GAL.
The Kannur airport began its commercial operations in December 2018 and handled one million passengers in just nine months after its commissioning. It handled around 1.14 million passengers between April 2019 and November 2019, of which around 0.54 million were international passengers.
Kannur is an important city in the state of Kerala. The city is the administrative headquarters of the Kannur District and situated 518 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.