More Airport Jobs in God's Own Country - Kannur international airport to be operational by September 2018
The airport has constructed a runway suitable for operating Code E aircraft, like Boeing B-777 and Airbus A-330. It will be extended later for operation of Code F aircraft, like Airbus A-380.
While the Kerala government has 35 per cent stake in KIAL, 25 per cent is by public sector undertakings, 10 per cent is with the Airports Authority of India and the remaining 30 per cent with cooperatives, banks and individual shareholders.
The first trial operation took place in February 2016 when an Indian Air Force aircraft landed for the first time on the airport and was received by then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.