Kerala's fourth international airport at Kannur is slated to open on December 9 following an approval by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a top official said here on Friday.
Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) Managing Director, V. Thulasidas confirmed the launched date, saying that "we are ready for operations".
KIAL authorities are trying their best to see that commercial operations commence soon after the inauguration, but the Airport Authority of India will be deciding on that.
Already 11 international carriers and six domestic operators have confirmed their decision to fly into KIAL.
The first trial operations were undertaken successfully at the aiport on September 20 and a repeat rehearsal the following day.
On Thursday, DGCA gave its final approval for the airport's opening.
The Rs 1,892 crores airport is located at Mattanur, near Kannur. It…