Kerala Wants to Rename Cochin Airport Name After K. Karunakaran

Published on: 16 Jul, 2014
Published under: Cochin District News, General Kerala News

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy sais that the state govt is going to put request to rename the Cochin Airport Name after K. Karunakaran. who was the man behind the country’s first airport in the public-private-partnership model,” Chandy said.

“We know he had to face lot of opposition when he started to implement his dream project of the Cochin airport… But he stood his ground and today it has proved to be a resounding success,” said Chandy.

Chandy said issues like name change and other policy issues have to be taken before the annual general body meeting and for that it has to be first taken up at the director board meeting.

CIAL opened in 1999 and handles 181 international and 232 domestic flights in a week besides handling 11,000 passengers daily.

CIAL has been showing consistent growth since its inception and has been paying dividends since 2003-04. A new international terminal is being built at a cost of Rs.850 crore and is expected to be ready by February 2016.


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