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Calicut International Airport (Malayalam കോഴിക്കോട് അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം) (IATA: CCJ, ICAO: VOCL), also known as Karipur Airport, is an International Airport serving the city of Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India. The airport is located in Karipur, Malappuram district about 28 km (17 mi) from the Kozhikode Railway Station and 25 km (16 mi) from the town of Malappuram, with the closest railway station being at Feroke. Air India Express has a base at the airport. It is the seventh busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic and the 12th busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic.
The airport was given the international airport status on 2 February 2006, thereby paving the way for the improvement of infrastructure for handling international flights. It is the third busiest airport in Kerala after Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum International Airport.
Cochin International Airport (Malayalam: കൊച്ചി അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം) (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI), also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL, is the largest and busiest airport in Kerala, located at Nedumbassery, 25 km (16 mi) north of Kochi, in India. For the financial year 2010-11, it was the seventh busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic and fourth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. The airport is the primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet and Kingfisher Airlines.
Cochin International Airport is the first airport in the country developed under a public-private partnership(PPP) model. The airport pioneered the concept of private investment in the airport sector after being incorporated as a public limited company, receiving investments from nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from 30 countries.
The airport handled 4.3 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 411 per week for the year 2009–10. The airport handles approximately 800 aircraft per week, with 10,800 passengers each day. 8 domestic airlines and 16 international airlines connect Kochi with nearly 40 destinations nationally and internationally.
Trivandrum International Airport (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV) is located in Thiruvananthapuram and is the first airport in the state of Kerala, India.It is the first International airport in a non-metro city in India. TIA is considered as an "all weather" airport in the country and is ISO 9001-2000 certified. It is the 8th busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic and 10th busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic.
The Trivandrum International terminal is located approximately 3.7 km (2.3 mi) due west from the central business district, 16 km (9.9 mi) from Kovalam beach, 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from Technopark Trivandrum and 21 km (13 mi) from the proposed Vizhinjam International Seaport. It is the second busiest airport in Kerala in terms of domestic and international traffic after Cochin International Airport.
In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport also caters to the IAF (Indian Air Force) and the Coast Guard for their strategic operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters for the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology which carries out pilot training activities.
The first public-private partnership airport in India.
This airport opened in 1999, taking over scheduled passenger service (and the IATA identifier COK) from Willingdon Island (VOCC).
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