Mangaluru, December 22: The new air traffic control tower and technical block constructed to ensure safety of Mangalore International Airport will be opened during the New Year. It is built at a cost of Rs 18 crores. Clinical trials have been conducted to learn about the performance of the newly built tower. Mangalore airport authority has submitted a report to the central government stating that Tower is adequately functioning well.
This new building has been built at a cost of around Rs 18 crores, behind the fire station in the airport premises has been built on the back of the new building. Most advanced traffic control facility will be receieved for this technical block. This block will provide all instructions on the arrival and departure of the flights. The advanced technical system is deployed to converse with the pilot about the landing and take-off of flights.
A message conveying system is employed to inform the pilot about the complete picture of the Airport while landing. Currently an average of about 40 flights including the national as well as international is operated through the Mangalore Airport. International Airline facility is provided to Sharjah, Doha, Baharin, Muscat, and Abudabi. Domestic airline services are provided to, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa, Chennai, and Calicut. Aviations such as, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India are operated from here.