Calicut International Airport

Calicut International Airport, also known as Kozhikode International Airport or Karipur Airport, is an international airport serving the city of Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

It is located at Karipur in the Malappuram district of the South Malabar region.

It serves the Malabar region, consisting of Malappuram, Wayanad and Palakkad.

It is situated 28 km (17 mi) away from Kozhikode and 25 km (16 mi) away from Malappuram.

It serves two of the seven metropolitan areas in the state—Kozhikode metropolitan area and Malappuram metropolitan area.

The airport opened on 13 April 1988.

The airport serves as an operating base for Air India Express and operates Hajj Pilgrimage services to Medina and Jeddah from Kerala.

It is tied with Hyderabad in terms of international traffic.

It received international airport status on 2 February 2006.

It is one of a few airports in the country with a tabletop runway.

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