Centre denies Kerala’s demand for international airlines in Kannur airport

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New Delhi: The Union government has rejected Kerala's plea to start the service of foreign airline companies from Kannur International airport. The Ministry of Civil Aviation said it will increase the services of domestic airlines to meet the demand.

The ministry stated that the move is to support domestic companies. The Indian airlines are conducting services from Kannur to foreign nations.

Kerala had informed the centre that the incorporation of international airlines will benefit the passengers. The state requested to allow the services of Etihad and Emirates in the airport and to introduce connection flights to Europe from Kannur.

Kannur airport is Kerala's fourth international airport.

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