Creating outside support services/ infrastructure facilities is considered to be as important as the development of the airport building itself. The greatest emphasis is being laid on the access roads. The plan is to take up and complete the supporting infrastructure by the time the airport is built.
Roads to be developed
Kannur – Mattannur
Thalassery – Mattannur
Payannur – Mattannur
Karnataka Border – Mattannur
Mattannur -Anjarakkandi – Thalassery
Wayanad – Mattannur
Mahi – Muzhuppilangad by pass
Nadapuram – Thalassery road
Rail linking Thalassery with Mysore will facilitate multi-modal access to the airport. The state government is pursuing discussions with the Central Ministry of Railways on a proposal for ‘Kannur International Airport Railway Station’.
An increase in power supply in the area adjoining the airport has been taken up to cater to the power requirements of the airport.
Necessary steps have been taken by the concerned authorities to meet the demand of water requirements of the airport.
The tourism industry, especially health, pilgrimage and beach tourism, would be developed to attract more national and international tourists. The airport will be established quite close to Wayanad and Coorg which are suitable locations for adventure and wild life tourism. Even before the commencement of the construction of the airport several hotel chains have come up to explore the tourism potential of the region.
This is a branch of tourism which can be promoted in this area due to the presence of a large number of internationally famous shrines belonging to different religions.
Traditional industries like textile, handloom and modern sectors like IT will get a boost with the establishment of the airport. Similarly the airport will grow due to rapid industrialization from the flow of increased passengers. It is a win-win situation.