The Kannur International Airport in Kerala is set to be a boon for over eight million Indian expatriates living and working in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, a large number of whom belong to the South Indian state.
The airport will be able to handle 1.8 million passengers annually. (Supplied)
Benefit for tourism
About 80 percent of airport traffic will be international and 20 percent domestic. (Supplied)
The airport is spread over an area of over 2,100 acres and is equipped with modern facilities. (Supplied)
Tourism in the area is also likely to reap its dividend as top destinations like Mysuru and Coorg are within easy reach from Kannur. (Supplied)