Kozhikode Airport, also referred to as Calicut International Airport and Karipur Airport, serves the cities of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala. It is an international airport situated at a distance of 28 km from Kozhikode and 25 km from Malappuram. The airport was declared international airport in 2006. Kozhikode Airport is controlled and operated by Airport Authority of India.
Inaugurated in April 1988, the airport has seen a sharp growth in passenger movements in the last few decades. In terms of passenger traffic, the airport is ranked 13th in the list of India’s busiest airport. According to the statistics recorded in the year 2011 to 2013, the airport has received 2,209,716 passengers along with 16,150 aircraft movements and 25,400 cargo tonnage. The airport is also well linked by several airlines in Indiaand the rest of the world. Some of the main airlines operating in Kozhikode Airport including international, domestic and cargo are Air India, Jet Lite, Air India Express, Qatar Airways, Oman Airways, Emirates, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad and RAK Air.
International terminal at Kozhikode Airport has peak hour passenger handling capacity of 500 passengers, while domestic terminal can handle 250 passengers in peak hour time. The airport is equipped with a total of 35 check-in counters, 12 immigration counter, 6 custom counters and 5 security counters including both domestic and international terminals.
A host of passenger friendly amenities such as trolleys, wheel chair, telephone security hold area, child care room, lost and found counter, medical aid, ATMs, business centre, rest room, police assistance and assistance to physically challenged passengers. Equipped at the airport are also other general facilities like snack bar, book stall, restaurant, cyber café, handicraft and apparel shops, taxi service, information centre and many more.
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