Night flights may be introduced in Tuticorin airport in the next two months when the work on merging of two runways are completed an official of the airport said.
The Tuticorin airport functioning at Vagaikulam is being modernized at an estimated cost of Rs 380 crore.
As a part of the project, the runway is being extended from 1,530 m x 30 m to 3,115 m x 45 m to facilitate the landing of Boeing aircrafts. Tamil Nadu government has handed over the necessary lands required for expansion of the airport a few years ago.
A new terminal building measuring 13,500 square meters is also under construction. The new terminal block of the airport will be opened for the public in December this year,
50 per cent of the runway extension works have been completed so far.
The merging of the runways will be completed by April. Night flights will be possible after that. The airport terminal block will be completed by September and the project will be brought to the public utility by December, the official added.