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It's Official: Mangalore Airport Finally Gets International Tag

It's Official: Mangalore Airport Gets International Tag

Daijiworld Media Network

Mangalore/New Delhi, Oct 4: It is finally here. The long-cherished dream of scores of Mangaloreans was realized on Thursday October 4 with the official announcement of international status to Mangalore Airport.

The announcement in this regard was made by union finance minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCI).

Coimbatore, Trichy, Lucknow and Varanasi have also been granted the international airport status after the proposal came for approval before the union cabinet on Thursday.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCI), at its meeting in New Delhi, approved the proposal for the upgradation of the five airports which have the required infrastructure in place like large terminal, immigration and customs facility to handle international operations.

"These airports already have infrastructure like immigration and customs to handle the international operations. In fact some of them already do have some international flights. With this (decision) we expect that these airports will be able to attract more international flights and travellers," P Chidambaram said after the meeting.

An international airport is one that can accommodate international flights that requires separate layers for immigration and customs including high end facilities at the terminal like aerobridges and mandatory runway length to accommodate jets.

With the approval, the long pending demand of Mangaloreans will become a reality and the international tag would give an impetus to tourism and the overall development of the city.

Udupi-Chikmagalur MP Jayaprakash Hegde deserves a special mention as he has been consistently and relentlessly pursuing the matter, together with union minister for corporate affairs Dr M Veerappa Moily.

Conversion of a domestic airport into an international airport means creation of more standardized immigration facilities. The international tag would also mean that the airport would be open to foreign airlines and more facilities would be available to the passengers.

Reacting to the news of the approval of the international tag Airport Director M R Vasudeva who will be retiring by the end of October pointed out “it is the parting gift given to me and the people of this district by my department. We have been trying very hard for this tag for the last so many years ever since international type of facilities was made available at the Mangalore Airport in May 2006. I am happy that all our efforts have borne fruit”.

He also stated that the new tag would entail more international passenger inflow and Mangalore will be viewed in a different angle henceforth.


J P Hegde Welcomes Move

Speaking exclusively to Daijiworld, MP Jayaprakash Hegde expressed his happiness and said that the move would benefit people of the coastal region who are working abroad.

The international status to the airport has brought a new dimension to its operations and within October Ajith Singh will inaugurate, he said.

He said the cabinet has also put forward a proposal to build an airport at Ottinene in Byndoor as per the requirement of the people. In this regard a meeting was also hold with Jagadish Shettar, he said. The minimum distance between two airports (150 km) is also fulfilled as the distance between Ottinene and Bajpe is 150 km.

"If the proposal of Ottinene airport is sanctioned in the cabinet, people from Dakshina Kannada to Kumta will be benefitted," he said.

 

Comment on this article

  • Arun, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 3 2013

    Good news.

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  • Suresh Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 10 2013

    Of course it is a great achievement to Mangaloreans.Bur it is better not to claim credit,eventhough the politicians not claiming,the supporters are indirectly claiming the credit on behalf of politicians.The actual credit to go to the concerned authority.

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  • Peter / Irene Pinto, Badhyar / Dubai

    Mon, Jan 28 2013

    Wonderful Airport. If you have time to save,reach early at home, prefer landing at this new Airport.Within 15 minutes we had been out with all the formalities completed.Best thing is Taxi system and the arrangement made by the authorities is commendable. CONGRATULATIONS TO MANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OFFICIALS AND WORKERS.

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  • Don Liddle, Udupi/Dubai

    Sat, Jan 26 2013

    Thank God, Finally Mangalorens had a relief after being suffered due to Air India Express monopoly. Salute Jet Airways for your extended superb inflight services as usual. But don't be like AIE change frequency of food menu. Keep it up.

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  • Sudhir Poojary, Karkala

    Fri, Nov 30 2012

    this is great news for us...,we all very much tired behind Air India Express...!!still i'm suffering to get the refund from last 8 months...!!!jai jet..!!

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  • Arif D.M, Riyadh

    Sat, Oct 13 2012

    Congratulations "Mangalore Airport" Finally hopes ALIVE ! :
    Thanks to J.P.Hegde and Vasudev

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  • Abdul K Almaz, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Thu, Oct 11 2012

    Congratulations to one and ALL.

    Finally we can see Air India Express (the local city bus) will fly empty or we may see some improvement in their service!

    All the best IXE and congrats...

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  • Jack, mlore dubai

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    WHO WILL REMOVE THE CORRUPT CUSTOMS OFFICIALS AT MANGALORE AIRPORT. EACH TIME I TRAVEL, I SEE THESE OFFICIALS HARASSING TRAVELLERS FOR MONEY. ONE INSTANCE WAS A POOR LABOURER WAS CARRYING 2 LITRES OF ALCOHOL AND SUDDENLY ONE OF THE CUSTOMS GUY DEMANDS MONEY FROM THIS LABOURER. A FEW OF US BYSTANDERS SHOUTED AT THE CUSTOMS STAFF TO LEAVE HIM ALONE. ONLY THEN DID THEY LEAVE HIM. MY BLOOD WAS BOILING LOOKING AT THIS INCIDENT. ANOTHER TIME WHEN I WAS TRAVELLING HOME FROM DUBAI, THE CUSTOMS OFFICIAL TELLS ME YOU CANNOT CARRY THIS GOLD AND HAVE TO PAY A FINE OF 15000 INR. I YELLED BACK SAYING THIS IS THE GOLD WORN BY MY WIFE SINCE YEARS. I HAD TO ARGUE WITH THIS A** AND ONLY THEN WAS I LET GO. THE POLICY OF THESE CUSTOMS  IS DIVIDE AND RULE. ALL OF US HAVE A MENTALITY WHERE WE LOOK AFTER OUR OWN BENEFIT AND DO NOT BOTHER TO HELP A CO TRAVELLER SAYING " YENK DAAYE" WILL SOMEONE TAKE NOTICE OF WHATS HAPPENING AT MLORE AIRPORT?

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  • Monica Dantis, Kinnigoly - Muscat, Oman

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    "ULLAS TUKA" Mangloor Shehera. Long Live Amche Mangloor.

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  • jayashetty, udupi

    Sun, Oct 7 2012

    Hope dear minister WILL inagurate international air port by new international flights to mangalore other than which is flying now.Thanks to M.R.Vasudev and j.p.hegde

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  • SALVADOR VAZ, THOTTAM/JUBAIL/KSA

    Sun, Oct 7 2012

    Good news to hear inter-national tag, but when will get release dammam-mangalore people,who will be the first saudia or airindia???, all gulf people 3-5 hrs reach mangalore, but unlucky people reach 15-20 hrs, why...

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  • satish, mangalore/USA

    Sun, Oct 7 2012

    Great work...Congrast to all the effort.
    Would there be any flight operations between Mangalore and USA/Canada?

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  • Praveen Kumaresh, Bengaluru

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    Besides J.P.Hegde, actually behind the scene workers are North Kerala MPs, because half of the passengers of Mangalore Airport are from North Kerala. So Kerala MPs should also get credit. Moily is just trying to hijack the credit after the work is done.

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  • Haneef, dubai

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    Sad news... I travelled on first flight from dubai after getting International status with a hopes of better things.. Unfortunately ended up in paying 300 AED as custom duty which I later realized was a bribe!!..
    So when we can expect better from these officials?

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  • Sukumar Talpady, Mangalor

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    Congratulations to Mangalore people and North Kerala people.
    But where is the need to construct
    another International Airport near
    Byndoor ? it would be a loss of
    agriculture field .It is going to be Waste.

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  • Shaik, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    A fourth international airport to support the people of Kerala.
    Congratulations to the people of Kerala

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  • Ashley, m'lore/ saudi

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    its a good news but can any1 tell me is there soon gonna be flight to saudi or no

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  • vikas, dubai

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    Dear readrs, what about customs regulation for Gold, still we are following the rules of 1962. can all daijireaders raise this forgotten issue.

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  • Linus R., Balmatta New Rd,Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 6 2012

    Malaysian Airlines to fly to Mangalore starting Dec 1st, 2012 ,i.e. KL - Chennai - Mangalore & return, 4 times a week, according to their website.This will cater to alot of Malaysian students studying in Manipal & Mangalore.

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  • Hazel Concessao, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Hey thanks for the great efforts put in by the Airport Director Mr. M R Vasudeva. We are really proud of you Sir, Its a parting gift you have achieved for your good works done. You deserve it. And Airports Authority of India is proud of you.Hats off to you Sir, Thanks for the good work done. Really a fruitful one...

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  • Santosh Kumar, Mulki

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Its a Good news that Mangalore airport got a International tag.
    But the sad part is that after so many issues which took place recently, still there are corrupt officers who are irritating people. Either those should be transferred to domestic airports or need to be suspended.

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  • kannadiga, mangalore/dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Good News finally for Gulf Residents....Congratulations and thank you to Mr. JP Hegde, Mr. Moily and Mr. Vasudev. You did it. We expect at least few other airlines to commute between Gulf and Mangalore now.The local State Government was least bothered and busy with their own pocket filling jobs....JAI HO....

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  • Mohammad Sherif K, Uppala/ Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    A great news for Mangaloreans and neighbouring dist Kasaragod.Now let us all join together to make this airport a big success.Thanks to all who converted this big dream in to a reality.

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  • Anil, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Welcome news indeed, Even though Jet airways had already planned to fly to mangalore from dubai, hope to see emirates also flying DXB-IXE atleast in the year 2013.

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  • Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Efforts was made by all our coastal MP, whether earlier MP Sadanada Gowda or present MP Nalin & JP, but now media & most here are in praise of Congress representatives. Naturally when BJP MP's raised the voice the ruling Congress kept silence, & now once Congress MP's raised voice, the action took place. Hats of to all MP's irrespective of parties who initiated their efforts in making Mangalore International Airport. All MP's please pressurise the Central Govt. to provide best of Safety Standards for landing in this Airport, also for developing the Exit Road downhill, & extention of Runway to the possible extent.

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  • HANEEF IBRAHIM, MUDIGERE/KUWAIT

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    I hope now AI do better service to its Passengers. Anybody know is there AI flight from Kuwait to Mangalore on month of Nov-12. Website showing NOT AVAILABLE..

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  • Neil M, Mangalore/Melbourne Australia

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    It is very good news that Mangalore Airport has got the international airport tag. It would be nice if there could be direct flights from Mangalore to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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  • Prakash Baretto, Kundapur/Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Finally mangalore airport got the international tag.Congratulations to all the Mangaloreian,Good Work Mr.J.P.Hegde.

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  • Aravind suraj, kannur/mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Why cant they introduce a direct flight to newdelhi by spice jet or. Indigo ?

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  • NAVEEN GOVEAS, DOHA/MOODBIDRI

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Very much happy to hear this New.Looking forward to see more international Flight Start Flying to Managlore.

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  • Dinesh Salian, Kudroli, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thai Airways is starting a flight Mangalore - Chennai - Bangkok & return , Srilankan Airways is starting a flight Mangalore - Thiruchirapalli - Colombo & return, Air Arabia is starting a flight Dubai - Mangalore - Dubai . These are all daily flights according to their websites.

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  • abba , abudhabi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thanks God.thanks to all behind this achievement.Congratulations all Mangaloreans.Letus celebrates.

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  • ayes p, mangalore/ksa

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Mr. Rakesh Shetty for your kind information this is from Jayaprakash Hegdeji not from your naleen, whole world knows about Jayaprakash Hegdeji. He is a noble and golden man.

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  • Abdul Sattar, Kudroli, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Some joker may want to name Mangalore International Airport as " B.Janardhana Poojary Int.Airport " or " Kalladka Prabhakar Rao Int.Airport " or " Sri Rama Sene Int. Airport "!!

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  • Yogesh, Bombay

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    "Passengers - your attn please - we will be landing in Mlr International Airport in a few minutes! Pls be seated and fasten your seat belts now ! as we take a steep downward gradient landing on tabletop runway! The outside temp is 38 degree celsius. The sky is clear and sunny! Thanks for flying with us and enjoy your stay in Mangalore!

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  • Vishal, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Great News indeed. My only request now is please don't change the name of the airport. It is short and sweet and the locals will be proud to have this name.

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  • Ron, Mangalore, Oman

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    You rightly said it Alban, Oscar will now travel come to Mangalore again and we all know why ???????

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  • s hegde, udupi/dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    @rakesh shetty, its becauce of congress @ specially from mr. jayaprakash hegde,he is the main person for this not the bjp. stop taking credit on others work.

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  • Donfrank, Mangalore, UAE

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    This is a very great news indeed! The dream of all Mangaloreans has been fulfilled thanks to Mr. Moily and Mr. JP Hedge. Congratulations! They tried very hard for this without any publicity.
    UPA has changed its policies and has brought drastic economic reforms which will surely benifit the common man in the near future. Country will prosper. I think surely in the next assembly elections(2013)Congress will capture power in Karnataka and again will come to power at the Centre in the LS elections(2014). This will be very good for our state also. Jai Ho India.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    MULTI PRANAMA'S to Italian led Govt. Specially Madam Sonia Gandhi, Man Mohan Singh, Veerappa Moili, Oscar, JP Hegde.
    Now Manglore is shining.

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congratulations on this beautiful news. I hope the boundary built to this airport too will be of international status, so that no wild buffalos will enter the runway again.

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  • Sayed Mansoor Ali, Udupi / Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    This is very good news for us.And good bye to Air India Express.

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    It is like a girl waiting so long for her life partner.We wish a grand success to Mangalor Airport on it's new crown 'The International'.

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  • Ravi Hemmady, Barkur, Muscat

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Chear up Manglore International Airport,at last mnanglore airport got Intrnational Airport Tag.Thanks to all the leader who fought for this.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012


    @ Girish, Karkala / Riyadh.

    ALL DIRECT FLIGHT MAY OPERATE AFTER 2014 ELECTION.

    NOW UPA TEAM DID ONLY RENAME OF AIRPORT. I AM SURE SERVICE WILL REMAIN AS SAME BEFORE.

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  • Sulthan, Mang/Bang

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Where is rakesh, nagesh , dinesh. May be they break their head. Jai ho Congress. JAIL ho BJP.

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  • Stany Dsouza, Mumbai / Miyar

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Very good news indeed. Now let the authorities ensure better amenities, better infrastructure, better roads to & fro the airport.

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  • joseph d souza, padukone/Dammam

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congrats, i hope they will start direct flight to dammam.

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  • Mustak B.S, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Mangalore se …… Janewale Yathri Krupya Dyan De,
    Terminal 1 se Emirates Airline, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Malaysia Air service, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas Airways – woodaan bharne keliye thayaar hai…
    aur
    Terminal 2 se Air India, Jet Air, Speice Jet, Indigo, Air Arabia, Silk Air…etc etc woodaan bharne keliye thayaar hai.
    Aapki yaathra sukad rahe. Dhanyawaad….

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  • ronald dcosta,KCWA, puttur-mumbai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Oh now we have to congrats one another coz our dream become true,i personally congrats all govt authorities,political persons,social workers etc,at least our state is needed 3-4 international airport with modern amenities,just take the example of small state like Kerala?

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  • Girish, Karkala / Riyadh

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    The comments of reading shows how exited they are and how long they waited for this status. Hope there will be direct flight operating btw Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam to Kudla...

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  • Mushtak, Belthagady/Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Now there will be a fight for airport naming

    The nominees will be

    Veerappa Moily International Airport
    Chidambharam International Airport
    Manmohan Singh Internation Airport
    Sonia Ghandi International Airport
    Ajith Singh International Airport

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  • STANY DSOUZA, MANGALORE

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    CONGRATS...CONGRESS GOVMT ALWAYS DOING GOOD JOB..REALY PROFFESSIONAL PARTY..HATTSOF...WITHOUT PROFFESSIONAL PARTY[CONGRESS] THERE IS NO GOOD JOBS IN MANGALORE...GOD BLESS

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  • Samith, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    ......... A last we can travel with peace of mind always air indiaexpress has it own time and shedule thanks foe everyone foe their hard work and effort behind this.may god give them more strenth and courage .

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  • ilyas udupi, qatar

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    thank you MR.JPH....and ...Dr virappa moily....grate move keep it up...serve more for public....public ..vote you...

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  • Capt.Edward Lobo, Agrar,Bantwal

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Very good news.A dream come true after waiting for so long.It was just kept only for AI Express by our Govt. Hope to operate Air Arabia flt provided we get the route.Sincerely thank those who put their heart and soul for this grate achievement.God Bless them

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congratulations "Mangalore Airport" Finally hopes ALIVE ! :)

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  • Ram Hegde, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thanks to UPA and everyone who has been trying to get this work done since the past years .
    Moily should contest from chikballapur itself Jayaprakash Hegde from Udupi-Chikmagalur and Vinay Kumar Sorake from Mangalore congress sure to win with big margins in all these constituencies if they field all these leaders in the repective contituencies.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Bantwal/Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Getting the title international airport is very good news, but does the airport site (tabletop) have the potential to really expand and cater to all types of aircraft to be called an International AP in the true sense of the term? Then getting excited on a paper certificate is nothing but euphoria!!

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  • Ishwar M. Ail, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congratulations to all who worked behind this including Rajesh Sequera, Dubai, Walter Nandalike, Dubai and some of the Kannada, Tulu organisations in Dubai and the NRI organisation which was formed about 7 years back in Dubai.

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  • sundara.Poojary, Dubai,UAE

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    This is great news. Now we can have Emirates, Qatar and Etihad flying to Mangalore. Flying to Mangalore from US can be 1 stop! More than these airlines, I hope an Indian Airline (Jet or Indigo) starts flying international routes from Mangalore.bcoz we got lot of troble while we are coming dubai to manglore. always air india experess cancel or delay we face lot of troble. Thanks all who supporting for this happen. once again thanks for all Public,politices members,news paper all media.

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  • Harry, Mumbai/Udupi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Special Thanks to Mr.Moily..guys make sure at least next election he contest from our own mangalore seat. He is trying his best for undivided south canara.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012



    SPECIAL THANKS TO NALEEN KUMARJI AND STATE BJP GOVT FOR HARD EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THIS FINALLY.JAI HO BJP.

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  • maria, dxb/mlore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    great news. agree with mr. britto. need to have more conveyor belts, x-ray machines, metal scanners etc.in the airport. that way we dont have to wait for long to get out of the airport. Mr. Vaudevan, Airport Director, please provide before your retirement. that would be the best gift for us from you.

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Hope to get better connectivity from Canada including Calgary city.

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  • Hasan Yusuf, Mangalore - Kuwait

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thank God! It is worth knowing Atlast it happened Mangalore airport is INTERNATIONAL now!

    Thousands of our people from Mangalore, Udupi, other parts of Coastal Karnataka, Northern parts of Kerala including Kasaragod, and people from our surrounding districts are working in Gulf countries, UK, USA, Canada and some other countries throughout the world. Now this is a good relief for all these NRIs and their families.

    Now the like minded people or Organizations can do follow ups for direct flights for Mangalore/GCC sectors and other feasible Sectors with airlines like Jet airways, Air Arabia, Air Lanka, Qatar Airways, Emirate Airlines, Oman Airways and some other ed airlines.

    Thanks to the efforts of Central Minister Sri Veerappa Moily, Sri J.P. Hegde-MP and Airport Director Shri Vasudev. Thanks also goes to individuals and Organizations have been working behind the screen.

    Requesting the authorities that Priority has also to be given for the direct flights to Mangalore / Saudi Arabia sectors as large number of Mangalorean based passengers are working there next only to Dubai.

    Thanks to daijiworld for this official news.

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  • Denis Britto, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    You can trust the Congress Party / UPA. If left to the BJP we would never have had this tag.Thanks UPA Govt.

    Refering to the facilities already available at the Airport, the luggage takes a very long time to come unlike in other airports.Something has to be done regarding this.It is a frustrating wait to get your luggage.I think the luggage conveyor system is obsolete.

    The parking fee of Rs 40/- per car is too much for more than 10 minutes.

    The airport deparure / arrival flyover has been monopolised by taxiwalas.They park their cars right through the driveway making it difficult to either pick or pax's.The airport police should take action against this mafia.The airport manager Mr.Vasudeva has turned a blind eye towards this menace.

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  • Lesly Menezes, Shirva/USA

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congratulations Airport Director, Mr. Vasudeva, Dr. Moily, MP Mr. Hegde, Daiji World Team, put all the efforts towards the success of the Mangalore International Airport. We hope that the connectivity from the US and Europe to Mangalore is established without any delay.

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  • Dr. Madhyastha H, Hungarcutta

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thanks J P Hegde. You made and proved yourself that you are man of action than words.

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  • TENSION MALPADE, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Thanks to Nalin Kumar Katil:)

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  • DIVYA, MANGALORE

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    That's an amazing news. I don't have to wait overnight in Mumbai waiting for the connecting flight to take me to my hometown. I have wasted too much time, and too much money every time I have traveled from US.

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    I hope this status may be be a becon for good days to come for commutors who fly out international from IXE, especially for Gulf passengers who had to rely only on AI-Ex. Its time for Indian players like Jet, Spicejet & Indigo to take a piece of the cake ASAP before some foreighn players takes the best piece(timings). As of now, he only international player we can expect to land in Mlore is Fly Dubai with their B-737's. Emirates or Etihad may not be able to operate Mlore even with their smallest of aircraft with our exisiting runway. So its a good chance for local carriers.
    ISMAIL.K.PERINJE BHAI..what is this, i know you are very exited but come on you have taken IXE to London Heathrow range man. What is it City bus stand ?. We dont have runway to land a Aircraft more than A-320(Safely), Washington-Washing Machine is of long way. The aircrafts may have to have 25 stopovers. You cant land down to pick just one or 2 passengers per week. Anyways practically speaking I dont see much traffic from mlore except for Gulf sectors. Atleast something is better than nothing. Good for Gulfies. Time to get rid of Soaked Vadas, Fungus cheese Sandwich, Microwave Pulao & near expiry orange juice all served by "Thinjarda jeppule" attitude Cabin Crew.

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  • george fernandes, permude kuwait

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    congratulations to one and all great news for all mangaloreans welcome to mangalore international airport

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  • Stephan, DUbai/mulki

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    victory for mangaloreans...congrats to all

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  • raj, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Good that mlore airport has got intl sxtatus. If this airport has got the criteria to qualify for intl status, why the hell here commentators give the credit to certain peoples. we have remained a corrupt country bcoz we have lot of creatures n india who are blind as far as their political affiliations are concerned.

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  • vikram, mangalore/sharjah

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Air India bye bye safe journey....its time to retire...

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  • shankze, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    This is great news. Now we can have Emirates, Qatar and Etihad flying to Mangalore. Flying to Mangalore from US can be 1 stop! More than these airlines, I hope an Indian Airline (Jet or Indigo) starts flying international routes from Mangalore.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Time to say Good Bye to Air India Express. All the best to new airlines flying to Dubai and rest of the Middle East. No more cheap inflight service, stale food

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  • Wilfred Tauro, Madanthyar,Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Congratulations to all DK/Udupi and all Kannadigas. Since 03 October, 2006 when AI express started their maiden IXE DXB flight, we never thought this will take such a long time to get an int'l tag to IXE airport. Anyhow,hard efforts,constant follow up from NRI Forum, strong our won Daiji Media and also least bothered DK politicians has done good job for Not Required Indians. It is a reality, at last NRI fellow brtohers from KSA also immediately benefited. Congratulations to you all.

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  • a.v.a, blore

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Can we have something between Goa and Mangalore. Like say Kundapur.
    Mangalore is most inconveniently located airport. Its like Jack and Jill went up a hill to take a flight to anywhere.

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  • Macky, Kalathur/Musact

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Great news!!! at last we can say that it's official. our second dream also now in reallity... (1st one was landing directly to mangalore Airport from Gulf) Thanks one & all those involed to make our dream as reallity. lets celebrate... any way weekend today in Gulf..

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  • priyanandan, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    dear all,
    its a good news for every mangalorea and costalkarnataka .for getting node of international status then ready for international flights to start from mangalore jet airways indigao and spicejet international flights areemirates ethihad srilankan airwaysairarabia oman airways etc will be see landing to mangalore

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  • Valentine DSouza, Pernal/Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Hi Everybody, Congratulations to you all. Finally Mangalore has an International Airort and we deserved for that for a quite long time. Our Dreams come come true and specail thanks to all who works directly and indirectly for this great cause.Our sincere thanks to the central Government and particulary to Mr.J.P.Hegde, Mr.Moily. Very soon we will land at Mangalore by Jet Air, Emirates, Gulf Air or any other Foreign Airlines..Monopoly of Air India is over and they are deserved for their schedule, Price and the arrogant behaviour of some staff.

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  • haris, dubai

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    "ITALIAN LED CONGRESS PARTY IS BEHIND THIS". JAI HO INDIA

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  • S.S. D'souza, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 5 2012

    Well, finally mangalore airport got the international tag.That's fine. However please don't imagine flights west bound beyond gulf sector. And the east bound, may be one, air asia connecting singapore via kualalumpur. That's all about the international destinations.
    B-737-700ER & A-319LR can be used in trans-pacific flights. But they are not so economical, considering the number of passengers they carry.

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  • Praveen, Manchi/USA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news!!! Thanks to all who worked to achieve this milestone. Also, thanks daiji for keeping us informed throughout the journey!!

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  • Fr Stephen Dsouza, Shirva/Belgium

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news indeed...

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  • Lathif Mapal , Jeddah

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Happy to hear that Mangalore is finally recognised as an international airport however they should stop harrassing international passengers.Congrats to all Mangloreans.

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  • Subhash Pai, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Very Good news. Can be our cultural police will be subdue?

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  • Melwyn, MangaloreDubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    It Just shows we are power house, we wanted an international flight, we worked very hard got it. We wanted International Airport we worked very hard who ever it may be but we should salute Sree Veerappa Moily and Sree JP Hegde Sir, Daiji World for creating awareness and we should not forgetSree Rajesh Sequeira who was an instrumental vibe, Its the victory of Udupi and Mangalore Districts = Undivided district suits most. Add the unity extract the communal hate-rates, retrench those fanatics from all communities. Mangalore and Udupi will be great touristic place with Arabian Sea on one side and the western Ghats on other, with unlimited religious places for all religions including Jains and Bhudists and authentic food.

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  • zameer, mlore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news indeed thx for all concerned peoples effort for this milestone.but i am afraid of some of the narrow minded custom officers.way they deal their customer is ridiculous...

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  • Dexter, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Finally I wont have to fly Air India....Yahoooooooooooooo
    Thanks to all those involved.
    Special Thanks to Mr. Vasudev, Mr. Rajesh Sequiera, Mr. Jayaprakash.

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  • Ignatius D'Souza, Kanajar, Karkala

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Congratullations. Great news for us. Welcome to Mangalore International Airport. Thanks to Mr J.P Hegde, Mr Veerappa Moily and UPA Government.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    ALL CAPITAL LETTER GUYS HAVE COURAGE TO AT LEAST CONGRATULATE TO ALL KANNADIGAS AND MANGALOREANS IN PARTICULAR FOR THE TAG MANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. JAI KARNATAKA AND JAI HO TO ALL WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

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  • Vijay Kumar, Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thanks to gulf NRIs your consistent pressure worked.Thanks to JPH .He is too good and knows how to make officials work effectively.After Srinivas Mallya it is JPH.Coastal people are lucky you as a MP. Next target night train to Karwar.He will suceded.New Joke:In case BJP claims this is because of them.

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  • shaan, manglore/Dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Good News for South canarians..also thanks JP Hegde & Veerappa moily for all your efforts to get this approval....

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  • Manjunath KAMATH, Mlore / Hamburg GERMANY

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Super news...Thanks to JP Sir ..

    Eagerly waiting for Emirates from Mangalore ....So next time i can take Emirates from Germany to Mangaluru via Dubai..

    This news will make lot of devlopments !!

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  • Anitha D'souza, Pangla/Shankerapura

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Good news to all the mangaloreans.Thanks to the leaders who workhard for this to happen.Becoz of this more development will happen in future including tourism.Nice to see MANGLORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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  • Saleem Baji, Kaikamba/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Congratulations to one and ALL.

    Finally we can see Air India Express (the local city bus) will fly empty or we may see some improvement in their service!

    All the best IXE and congrats all Mangies!

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  • jaffar sadiq, KSA DAMMAM

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    CONGRATS FINALLY MANGLORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,WE WILL HOPE START DIRECT FLIGHT DAMMAM TO MANGLORE.

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  • kishore, Mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Dr. Veerappa Moily finally you have kept your words, Thank you. Next time you should contest from Mangalore. You will surely win.

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  • alban lewis, Kallianpur/bangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    It was possible only because of Moily and of course J.P. Hegde's efforts and also Daiiji.
    Now Oscar will try to take credit for this, same like he was trying to take credit for the customs chnage of attitude earlier.
    Wish he had done one good thing for coastal karnataka, where people could say, this was done because of the efforts of Oscar.
    Useless talking about it.

    J.P. Hegde is the right choice made by Chik!udupi.
    He has been busy with peoples' requirement unlike any other peoples' representative.
    I hope he will be recognised for further elevation in political circle.
    He is a true leader of people and for the people. So unassuming but very effective.
    Kalladka, billadka etc are only hate mongerers, useless for development, same like BJP State Govt.

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  • Alphonso, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    I am planning to go on vacation in November, please let me know when the other flights are starting to Mangalore.

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  • Bopanna, Madikeri/USA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Mangalore airport going international means, nearly half of the Karnataka will benefit. At present only Bangalore is having international planes. Now people of DK/UK/Udupi/Chikmangalur/Hassan/Kodagu/Shimoga and some part of North Karnataka people can directly land in Mangalore from foreign countries as Mangalore will be nearer to them.

    I will definitely prefer Mangalore in future to travel to USA. Thanks to everyone who have put their effort towards this.

    Jai Karnataka..

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  • Ron Rodrigues,, London

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Happy to hear that Mangalore is finally recognised as an international airport however they should stop harrassing international passengers.Congrats to all Mangloreans.

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  • Gopala, UK

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Dear AirIndia express please buy a refrigerator or a Ice box to chill your beer, if not no one will buy your seats any more.....

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  • Anil Pinto, Puttur / Sharjah

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Good news to all mangaloreans...hope we will get more flights from Mangalore to Dubai.

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Galveston / Surathkal

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Much awaited and most welcomed news , Thanks to all the ones who cajoled and the coaxed the political bigwigs to gets this approval. Sure the economics of this region will get a boost and will improve the influx of people. Mangalore will don a more cosmpolitan look further.

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  • Great News, Bhatkal,shirali

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    It's great news for those who are staying abroad and atleast we could also reach on time to our native..any way thanks to those leader's who try to bring coastal area people dream come true.

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  • Sarvotham Shetty, Pareeka - Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news and Congratulations to all the MANGALOREANS. Onbehalf of UAE Kannadiga's my sincere thanks goes to Mr.Jayaprakash Hegde our MP, who has promised us during his last visit to Dubai and he has finally done it. I am sure with his pressure to the Government Mangaloreans dream has come true. GOD bless JPH. Thank you DAIJI for your brief report.

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  • Ashok shetty, shirva

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Now Oscar anna will come with his wife to feciliation function, thanks to JP and Moily. Now state government responsibility to provide good roads and other facilities.

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  • Prasad, Mangalore/W.Africa

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Congrats to one and all.Hope now international flights will land in Mangalore International Airport.

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  • Rajendra, Bantwal

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    The credit should go to Dr Veerappa Moliy and Mr JP Hegde . Thanks for your continuous efforts

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  • Umesh Shetty, Kaup/Dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Kudos... all credit goes to Mr.JP Hegde who puts lot of effort for this achievement, dear Daiji please pass this good news to our one and only Nalin Kumar!!

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  • M.K.MOOSA, dubai/mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    thank god.finally the time has come to the direct flights flying from dubai to mangalore international airport.i have traveld several times by airindia express,now i wants change some other flight,such as jet air,emirates,gulfair.ect..

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  • Santosh, Kinnigoli/Doha

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    9W661 IXE-DXB
    QR278 IXE-DOH
    BA142 IXE-LHR
    LH672 IXE-FRA
    CX005 IXE-HKG
    9W882 IXE-BKK
    UL223 IXE-CMB-MEL
    SV332 IXE-RUH
    KU132 IXE-KWI
    EK300 IXE-DXB
    GF185 IXE-BAH
    KL445 IXE-AMS

    HAVE A SAFE FLIGHT

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  • Macom Lewis, Kalianpur/Dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great News Finally, thanks to JP Hegde Sir and Veerappa moily Sir, and all others reason for this dream come true. you will be remembered for ever.

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  • Vivek, Canara

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Dr. MOILY WAS RIGHT. Sorry for the negative comment on earlier news

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  • SHAHRUKH, MANGALORE/MUSCAT

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Finally very happy to hear about mangalore getting intl status after a long time which had battled for about 6 years.Now i can finally get rid of AIR INDIA EXPRESS and travelling via mumbai for long stopovers,looking forward for airlines like Oman air,air arabia,gulf air,etihad,emirates.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Finally Mangalore is International Airport! Great News! Big SALUTE to Dr. Moily, Shri.JP Hegde, Oscar Fernandes, Shri. Chidambaram and all the team silently but relentlessly worked for it without any show up! Thanks to Central Government!
    Airport, Seaport, Railways, Highways, Education hub, Software hub, Tourist destination will convert Tier-II Undivided Mangalore City into a Magnificent Metro city !!

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  • Deepak Alvares, Nottingham,UK

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thank you all who worked betterment of our Mangalore International Airport. Especially Mr. Vasudeva without his leadership this wouldn't have happened. Hope more progress will happen in coming days that would change face of Mangalore.

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  • Michael, Niddodi/Qatar

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Cheers Mangloreans.. thanks to all who involved directly and indirectly to make this happen..

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  • Mario Wilson, Tulunadu/kuwait

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Awesome......!!!!!! was dyin to hear this newz....Congrats Mangaloreans....Thank u so much Mr.JP hegde, Mr.Moily n the best airport director Mr.Vasudev..Hope the runway is also extended soon....Mangalore International Airport....luv it...

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  • HOFZ, MANGALORE

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    WELCOME AND HAPPY NEWS.
    THIS ONLY FAITHFULL EFFORT OF J.P. HEGDE. AND ONLY BCAUSE OF U.P.A. GOVT. UNDER SONIA GANDHI LEADERSHIP.

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  • prasad, sharjah

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thanks to mangalorean media , its becoz of ur follow up with all these senior authorities our airport deserved. Othrwise it wasnt a common mans job to ask for the international status.

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  • Nishanth. M, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    A very good news indeed. This airport deserves international tag after all it has served mangalore for many decades.

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  • Vincent, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    The beginning of the end for Air India Express. I look forward to travelling with other Airlines for a change. Jet, Spice, Anyone...Please start flights to/from Kuwait at the soonest please

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  • Rohith Shetty, Hebri / London

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    great news, i can land directly in MLR with one middle east stopover...Thank you Dr Moily & JPH.

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  • vishanz, puttur

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great really. When neighboring Kerala had many international airports, I used to think that our political leaders to be blamed for the delay. Now at last it is there. We should thank all the leaders responsible for the same.

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  • abuSaad, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    My freind, lots of Mangloreans are living in Dammam too......

    Pelase add

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  • mukesh, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Dear Ismail saab, happy to see your dream schedule. Hope dream come true.

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  • rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Dear Jossy,

    777,747,787 or 380 will it be possible to land for you to fly to US or UK direct. 737 will not be in a position. Any way a big Thank you for Mr. Vasudeva if not his efforts a Tag of International Air port or a Customs Airport would not have been possible. Jai Ho Mangalpuram International Airport

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  • ruchi, udupi

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Finally in my 50 years of my life a MP after the late Great T.A.Pai, some one has done something to the undivided districts, thankyou, Mr. J.P.Hegde, god bless u,now Osccaranna with his evergreen wife will come to take the credit which he will never deserve

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    It's great news for Mangaloreans and neighbour cities Finally we saw light at the end of tunnel. Great job guys, Without any particular individual everyone made it including those given land for new Mangalore airport.

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  • Basheer Aramboor, Sullia

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    All credit goes to Airport Director Mr.Vasudeva and Udupi -CM MP Mr. JP Hegde. Congratulation.........Mangaluru...

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  • WASIM, MANGALORE/SHARJAH

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    1st of all congrats to every1!!! at-least we can fly directly to IXE with any Airline as we like from different parts of the World, 2nd thing about the customs please dont stop each and every Passenger for carrying Gold!!! once you stop them here!! again never gonna flown to IXE by any of the PAX Whom u stopped!!! Govt is paying you Monthly heavy salary please be happy with that!!dont try to earn something extra which u guyz dont deserves IT!!! Once again congrats to all manglorean who stays in diffent parts of the world!! Hope to fly AIRARABIA from shj to Ixe soon!!! :)

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Yes.. YES... YES...AKASH SALIAN BHAI,it is unfair to forget the great JP.HEGDE's CONTRIBUTION in this joyous moment and thank you sir to remind me.JP HEGDE SIR,A BIG THANK YOU for making Mangaloreans dream came true...

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  • Srinivas Navada, Kundapur

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thank you JPH JAI HO JPH, You are great that you promised and pressurised govt to do it! We believe in you continue the good work!

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  • victor d souza, permude/AbuDhabi

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news congracts to all mangalorean

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  • Darryl Lobo, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Moily can take retirement now..

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  • ಅರುಣ್ ಸಿಲ್ವಾ, Belman/UAE

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    ಸಮಸ್ತ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಜನತೆಗೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು! ಕೊನೆಗೂ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರ ಜನಾಂದೋಲನಕ್ಕೆ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ, ಈ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುತುವರ್ಜಿ ವಹಿಸಿದ ದೈಜಿ ಮಾದ್ಯಮ, ಅನಿವಾಸಿ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಮುಹಕ್ಕೂ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿದ ಉಡುಪಿ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಸಂಸದ ಜೆಪಿ, ಸರಕಾರದ ಶಾಸಕರಿಗೂ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    FLIGHT SCHEDULE......

    DUBAI..... ON TIME
    DOHA...... ON TIME
    MUSCAT.... ON TIME
    JEDDAH.......SECURITY CHECK
    RIYADH.......CHECK IN
    BANKOK.......ON SCHEDULE
    LONDON.......DEPARTED
    COLOMBO......DELAYED
    MANAMA.......EMIGRATION PROGRESS
    MONTREAL.....FINAL CALL
    WASHINGTON...CHECK IN
    SINGAPORE....ON SCHEDULE
    KUWAIT.......ON SCHEDULE
    KARACHI......CANCELLED
    DAKHA........CANCELLED
    SHANGAI......DEPARTED
    CAPE TOWN....ON TIME
    NAIROBI......ON SCHEDULE
    BENGAZI......ON SHEDULE
    PARIS........ON TIME
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    THANK YOU CHOOSING MANGALORE AIRPORT,HAPPY JOURNEY AND VISIT AGAIN.

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  • Rolen Quadros, Kundapura

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    The tag of the new pier marks a further milestone for Mangalore Airport and secures long-term development opportunities in an extremely competitive growth market. Mangalore Airport serves not only as our gateway to the middle-east, but also is a renowned international calling card for the City of Mangalore and the rest of the State. But how long we will be able to sustain this new Tag? With a whole lot of corrupt customs officer, Mafia's running the taxi service and parking service. We need more clones of JAYAPRAKASH HEGDE, God give you excellent health and fill you with energy, so that you can continue your good work to the society.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸುಸ್ವಾಗತ !

    Low cost airlines Air Asia and Tiger Airlines should immediately connect Mangalore to Kualalumpur, Singapore and Hongkong.

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  • Vivian Pinto, Bijai / Canada

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thanks to all spicily to Daiji and from Rajash to Dr Moily Hope next time i can land directly at mangalore from Canada

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Special mention for JPH pleased me very much. He is leading by example. Mangloreans dream has come true. Congratulations to all. Thanks to Mr. Hegde n Moily.

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  • majeed, brahmavar/dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    congrats all mangaloreans, speicial thanks to Moily and Jayaprakash hegde.

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    This is the news for celebration..Congratulation to all my undivided SK brothers and sisters..Atlast Mangalore got an International Tag..Thanks to Mr Veerappa moily, JP hegde and to all made this dream true..Keep it up Daiji..good follow up great work by Mr Walter..This the time we have to remember and salute the man behind the Airport in 1950 Mr sreenivas Mallya..Mr TMA pai..Mr KS hegde..Long Live TULUNADU.

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  • Ronald DSouza, Doha-Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Excellent move! Keep it up :) Big bang reforms:-Finally, this govt. seems to have woken-up from its deep slumber and firing on all cylinders.

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  • kiran, Dubai/mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Thank god. Moily`s X`press rail finaly reached its final destination.

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  • Selma Roche , Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Tired of listening Bad news about Mangalore …… At last some good news . Cheers

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  • Manohar Ananda, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Ohhhhhh...... Finally,
    Congratulations......
    A perfect retirement gift to Mr. Vasudeva.
    Sir, this is all b'cos of you.
    Cheers once again, to all Mangaloreans...

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  • Akash salian, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Mr.Ismailbhai,Always I like your comments,but this you forgot to mention one name that our own JPH..
    thanks to all those people who made every mangaloreans dream true.all the best.

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  • lLancy D Souza, Mangalore Bendur /Vancouer

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    GREAT NEWS TO ALL OF US. THANKS TO UPA GOVT.

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  • John DSilva, Karkala/Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Its a good news. Mangaloreans are thrilled to hear the news. There is one small request.There is no easy access to the airport. The approach road is very steep. Only vehicle owners can use it. There is need to locate alternate route to the airport. Will the authorities apply their mind and solve the problem?

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  • Ayes P, Mangalore/KSA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    WOW hatts off Mr. Jayaprakash Hegdeji, Mr. Moilyji, Mr. Ajit Singhji and many others. Thank you so much for all Cabinet Ministers. You made our dream reality. Now all international flights will land in our land of Mangalore Airport. JAI HO

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  • Mallya, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Better late than never!!!!!! Dr. Veerappa Moily has finally delivered on his promise. Thank you sir. We Mangaloreans now look forward to more airlines making a beeline to provide services to the gulf and make our lives easier. Goodbye to monopoly services.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great news, Now I can travel directly to US and UK.............


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  • gopala, UK

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    Great News congrats to all Mangalories.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Oct 4 2012

    WELCOME TO MANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.......HAPPY JOURNEY VISIT AGAIN......MANGALOREAN'S DREAM CAME TRUE.THANKS ONE AND ALL INCLUDING MOODBIDRI VEERAPPA MOILY,UNION MINISTER FOR MAKING THIS TAG REALITY.

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