Possibility of another airport in Kerala
Reports say that the state government is planning to begin one more airport in Kerala. The state government has given orders for a feasibility study to begin an airport based at Thiruvambadi in Kozhikode. The orders were given to Kozhikode and Malppuram district collectors and airport directors.
The project is based on a petition submitted by the Malabar Development Authority. The project submitted is to begin on the land owned by the Thiruvambadi Rubber Estate.
The Malabar Debvelopment Council argues that if this project becomes a reality, it would be a permanent solution to the problem of not being able to land bigger aircrafts in the Karipur International Airport. Because of the issues with land acquisition and the denial of permission to land larger aircrafts, a new airport is the only solution.
Because there already is 2150 acres of rubber estate in Thiruvambadi, only the land need to the acquired for the government. The project document also mentions that the estate management has already expressed their willingness to hand over the land.