Mysore Airport to be developed into International in two years
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Mysore Airport to be developed into International in two years

June 16, 2022

Minister Somanna says works have begun at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,820 crore

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysore Airport at Mandakalli will be developed into an International Airport in the next two years. Both the Centre and State Governments will fulfil the task, said Housing and Infrastructure Minister V. Somanna.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru yesterday, the Minister said that there are grand plans to develop various airports in Karnataka and the Mysore Airport will get a particular focus. The upgraded Airports will boost those places as Industrial and Agricultural Hubs. In addition, new airports will be developed in Raichur, Davanagere and Koppal, he added.

The works on upgrading the Mysore Airport has begun with an estimated cost of Rs. 1,820 crore and the State Government has released Rs. 319.13 crore for land acquisition to increase the Airport runway length, he added.

At present, only ATR-72 type planes can land at Mysore Airport which has a length of 1,740 metres and a breadth of 30 metres. To facilitate the landing of bigger planes, the runway must be expanded to 2,750 metres and its breadth has to extend up to 45 metres. Over 240 acres of additional land is required for the expansion, the Minister noted.

The Mysore Airport is spread over 490 acres and the land will be acquired by the State Government and it will be handed over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for expansion. The expanded runway where planes like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 can land, a full-fledged 10-lane Economic Corridor between Mysuru and Bengaluru and Container Corporation of India’s (CONCOR) Multi-Modal Logistics Park at Kadakola are expected to be a game-changer for the region, he added.

“Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha is showing keen interest to develop the Mysuru Airport into international standards and it is with his help and coordination, that the Centre will release Rs. 1,500 crore for the runway expansion and other allied works. If Mysuru has an International Airport, the focus will naturally shift from Bengaluru to Mysuru as many industrialists will be looking to establish a base in Mysuru,” Somanna said.

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Like Mysuru, there are plans to upgrade the existing airports to bigger ones so that bigger planes can land at places like Vijayapura and this will herald an era of development in Karnataka. “At present, the focus of Industrialists in establishing industries is on Bengaluru. We want to change this and the focus will be on other cities like Mysuru, Vijayapura, Shivamogga and Bagalkot,” the Minister said.

15 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysore Airport to be developed into International in two years”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Mysuru becoming an International Airport is what the Tourism Industry has been wanting for a very long time. This will increase FTA (Foreign Tourist Arrivals) to Mysuru. it will be a start of a New Era for Tourism in Mysuru. With the increase in Inbound Tourism, the economy of Mysuru will flourish because the spending power of these tourists will be more and it will benefit all stakeholders. When the airport is expanded and if it provides good MRO(Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) facilities, many international airlines will want to fly to Mysuru.

  2. Pavan says:

    I’m so sorry but as a citizen of the district I’m highly disappointed with what they are doing to Mysore. From a lush green peaceful heritage city they are turning it into a cash making concrete town just like Bangalore. Govt has to develop Mysore as a tourism and heritage city rather than a industrial city. Please stop making Mysore the next Bangalore where localities are marginalized and taken over by North Indians.

  3. Nasir says:

    How much green field is going to destroy by this work. Can anyone image. Crores of wildlife including birds and animals will die, lakhs of green tree, which are 100 years old will cut, environment oxygen will reduce. again everyone will ask for oxygen oxygen. You are cutting the oxygen generators. Why u need everywhere airport. Then why u making good highways what is the use of that. Bengaluru international airport is just 300 km from mysore. Land ur planes there, give good buses to passenger to mysore.

  4. We have been hearing about the expansion of Mysuru airport for several years. Even today, as per Minister’s statement, govt. has only released the funds – yet to acquire the land for expansion. It is a long process. Hope that the date now announced would be kept up for completion.

  5. Ashok says:

    Very good news. Thanks to the efforts of Mr.Pratap Simha, MP. Keep it up Sir.

  6. Mallikarjuna says:


  7. Mik says:

    Mysore airport plan fails if it’s a international airport because of Chamundi hill is near by to airport and if they I’ll acquire a land near srirangapatna for the purpose of airport it’s a good to both the district to development of industry infrastructure and tourism and best to travel near by district like chamarajanagar and kogadu dist

  8. Aravind says:

    True. It will boost economy & job opportunities. Thank god. Atleast there is positive comments.

  9. Citizens have been hearing since long on developing a full fledged airport in Mysuru as per international standards.Trust the acquisition of remaining land for extending it’s runway is speeded up to fast forward the remaining works.Hope the Karnataka Government keeps up it’s word and that the Minister Somanna’s statement is not just a publicity exercise on the eve of Prime Minister Modi’s scheduled visit.

  10. Anwar says:

    Please please leave mysore to its natural self.
    Mysore does not need that type of tourism nor tourist. Small planes for just joy rides.

  11. Ajoy Saraf says:

    Is land available because at one end there is highway to gundulpet
    Are they closing it. International airport means bigger planes hi recibe noise all 24 hrs. Will it effect Bandpur wildlife.

  12. Ajoy Saraf says:

    Election stunt and another promise to be fulfilled in 10 yrs.

  13. Ram Canada says:

    Very good news. People pouring in negative comments should see how Singapore did transitioned itself into tourism hub. Operation of international airlines is not less greenery. In fact it increases tourism by many folds and reduces carbon emissions on the Bangalore Mysore highways by many folds. Also boosts many software and industries. This will be a great move. We cannot just sleep in an old empty well like a frog and say we are good for now and we should leave it as it is.

  14. Ram Canada says:

    Very good news. People pouring in negative comments should see how Singapore did transitioned itself into tourism hub. Operation of international airlines is not less greenery. In fact it increases tourism by many folds and reduces carbon emissions on the Bangalore Mysore highways by many folds. Also boosts many software and industries. This will be a great move. Also it could create more and more jobs out of it. Youth should be proud.
    But it looks like the hate comments for this article is coming more for selfish and political reasons.

  15. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    What a dim-witted and deluded observation by this person@Ram Canada! If he is living in Canada, his brain must have been frozen with the Arctic cold there!!
    It is not only the climate aspects that Mysoreans should with this expansion of the airport, but other major implications when this airport start operating with Jet aircraft of the type A320 and Boeing 730. These aircrafts can travel up to 2000 miles without refuelling reaching all Gulf States.
    The most encouragement for this airport expansion is coming from the Kerala government, and more importantly from those so called Keralite businessmen who have strong links with the Gulf States, especially with the criminal gang leaders, who are Keralites and who are settled in Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.
    These Keralite criminal gangs are now smuggling gold into the 4 airports of Kerala and want to expand their business into the Greater Mysore area .One could expect so called tourists from these Gulf States, mostly Keralite criminal gang members and the like , who are very rich and give massive business to airlines like Emirates travelling to Mysore from Doha. They have already ensured that Keralites in large numbers are settled in Mysore . They are in place in Mysore, support the gold smuggling operations locally, and assist the growing Hawala money transactions in Mysore -Nanjangud-Wayanad corridor, enforcing it with threatening approaches. The Mysore police are powerless against those who indulge in gold smuggling operations and Hawala money channels which are both very illegal.
    The above Keralite criminal gangs with HQs in Gulf states, have already started laundering the illegal income accrued from gold smuggling and Hawala transactions into businesses and house building in Mysore.
    One could see Mysore being the centre of these Keralite illegal operations within 5 years. Thanks to that villain Simha, the MP, the Hassan-Kodagu- Kerala highway will bring in more Keralite settlers to Mysore, most of them will have links to the above Keralite criminal gangs in the Gulf States.
    No Western tourists are visiting India, as India’s reputation as a filthy, stray dog-invested third world country is well known around the world.


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