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Mangaluru International Airport to get massive facelift in two years


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Sep 14: Mangaluru International Airport is all set to undertake several development works in the next two years.

Addressing media here on Friday, September 14, Airport Authority of India additional regional director S Srikumar said,” Mangaluru International Airport is consistently performing well. In the year 2012, the passenger movement at Mangaluru airport was 7.5 lac and in the last five years the passenger movement has reached up to 23.5 lac. The cargo handled in the year 2016- 17 was 867 metric ton and in 2017-18 it was 2,338 metric ton. This progress indicates 100% growth in the one year.”

“Considering this progress, we have designed a master plan to develop this airport. The extension of terminal building worth Rs 1332.24 crore, increase in area by 10,000 square meters, two additional passenger boarding bridges, visa on arrival facility, upgrading the present single baggage conveyer belt in international arrival section to three and similarly domestic section baggage conveyers will be upgraded to three,” he said.

“Currently there is a chaos as the both the arriving and departing passengers use the same level to enter and exit. After completion of project, the arriving passengers will be brought down to a new arrival hall at car park level. The elevated level will be only for departure. Project is expected to complete on April 2020,” he added.

“Widening of basic safety strip of runway and constructing of part parallel taxi track phase II worth Rs 121 crore will be taken up. This is to enhance the safety of air operation to international standards and also enhance runway handling capacity of present 10 flights per hour to 20 flights per hour. This project is expected to complete by August 2019,” Srikumar informed.

“Extension of aircraft parking bays worth Rs 7 crore to accommodate more flights and to offer night parking facilities to airlines is expected to complete by September 2019. Facelift of terminal building worth Rs 7.50 crore, complete renovation of terminal building wash rooms to international standards, minor expansions of domestic SHA, modern state of art false ceiling, claddings, planters etc are some of the works to be taken up. In order to showcase the local art inside the terminal building there are plans to install guthu styled pillars, tiger dance and Yakshagana figures, modern art,” he said.

He further added that new state of art and advanced air navigation systems like DCOR, Radar, ILS and advanced security system like threat containment vehicle to handle bombs, CCTV, CATFM are being introduced in Mangaluru International Airport.

AAI has undertaken several activities under CSR such as constructing Malavoor drainage system worth Rs 6.75 crore as presently no storm water drainage system is present beyond AAI boundary in Malavoor village. “District authority requested AAI to fund this project and AAI agreed for the same. MOU was signed with district administration, the work will be carried out by Panchayat Raj Engineering Department and cost will be borne by AAI. Construction of Anganvadi in Malavoor village worth Rs 14 lac, construction of memorial for air accident victims at NMPT garden and providing bore wells in the villages are some of the works planned,” he said.

Airport director Venkateshwara Rao was present.


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  • Syed Fazeel, Bhatkal/Sharjah

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Mangaluru International Airport first needs to extended its runway. And allow Air Arabia, Fly Dubai and Oman air to fly in Mangalore.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    With the development of airport, the nearby railway station of Thokur – Jokatte should also be developed with direct access road. This will be one of the few airports with close proximity to railway station.

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  • Ayes. P, kuda/ksa

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    yes sir till kannur airport opens.
    if you want more more passenger. Please
    Try to expand runway.
    Try to bring the operation of foreign international flights.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Please we kindly request the authorities to expand the runway on priority basis. Once the kannur airport is opened Mangalore will have very very less passengers unless there is attraction. Hope the authorities will think over this seriously.

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  • James Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    The main and important part is missing here "THE EXTENSION OF RUNWAY BY 1000 FEET" to facilitate the landing of bigger Aircraft like Boeing 777 or 787 or Airbus A350. This is like making all wedding arrangements without the Bride, No one has time to look at tiger dance & guttu mane pictures inside the Airport, instead first extend the Airport and widen the runway by just 350 m and see the difference, otherwise kannur airport will take away atleast 40% of the mangalore airport passengers.

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  • Deepak, Mang

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    First learn at least how to keep toilets clean and maintained in present airport.

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Allow Emirates Air to operate Dubai-Mangalore direct flight.

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  • Regina Philange, Lalbagh/Tokyo

    Sun, Sep 16 2018

    Hahaha !!! Good Joke!

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  • Padubidri, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Also, kindly extend the runway to accommodate wide body aircraft.

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  • Alwyn, Qatar

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Please allow other Airlines to operate to Foreign countries.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Possibly yes via connect only.
    Getting a flight full from Mangaluru to US of A may be difficult logistics.
    So Air India to Mumbai & Delhi with connecting flight to US of A.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    AacheDin for Mangaluru International Airport

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  • joyson, bendoor

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Development works are very slow. When can we hear something about Mangalore international Airport like "First in India" etc all those we hear from other airports??

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Good ..and well done..Please take ownership and develop the road from Airport to Kavoor and Bajpe..
    Plant more trees alongside the Roads and let it look lush green ...
    This will automatically augment the Image of Mangalore as a well planned city and can expect new Investments and tourism.

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  • Haneef, West Africa

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Plans ok, but kannur airport is fully ready now. After kannur airport only air India express will operate in Bajpe.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Can I fly directly to New York ...

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  • Moideen, Surathkal

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Yes from mumbai or Delhi international airports

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    I plan to retire in Mangalore ...

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Mangalore is THE city to retire ,work,live and be happy.! Its one of a kind in the entire world ..I have been a traveller and lived abroad for a significant period of my life .. They are all extremely well planned and offer a great quality of life ..but somehow I feel that mangalore and its people have the ability to make it a super city.. With a little bit of planning and common sense ,..it is possible to turn mangalore into a great city and great quality of life...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    sense_shetty, Mangalore,
    Today I confirm you didn't speak Nonsense ...

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