avier wrote:anshabhi wrote:IXE has been impacted a lot by CNN. The same catchment area now has 2 airports to be served, with CNN being larger and more modern too. The area is full of gulf NRIs, which is why IXE was a very attractive airport before CNN came into existence.
Kannur(CNN) is closer to Calicut(CCJ) than Mangalore. So Calicut and CNN would be sharing more of the common catchment area, also they both being in the same state of Kerala.
CNN to Calicut is ~90Km, CNN to Mangalore is ~150Km. And Calicut has plenty of Gulf flights.
Karasagod is the difference, the northernmost district in Kerala. Its closer to Mangalore, but CNN makes a compelling case despite being a lil longer (CCJ is just too out of the way)