Ground handling at VOKN airport
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Business Aircraft Ops to VOKN Airport, India

Airport name: Kannur International Airport

ICAO code: VOKN                                             


City Name: Kannur

Country: India

Fire Category: IX

Airport Operating Hours of VOKN airport / CNN airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VOKN airport / CNN airport: Nil

 (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VOKN airport)

CIQ Hours of VOKN airport / CNN airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VOKN airport / CNN airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VOKN airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.

Parking Availability at VOKN airport / CNN airport: Limited overnight parking is available in VOKN airport with prior approval only. VOKN airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. All parking stands at VOKN airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck.

Port of entry/exit VOKN airport / CNN airport: Yes, VOKN airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights in India: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online. If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

Pax visa requirements for GA flights in India: All Pax must arrive with valid Indian visa or Indian e-visa (available online).

E-visa acceptable VOKN airport / CNN airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VOKN airport. E-visa is acceptable at VOKN Airport.

Ground Handler at VOKN airport / CNN airport: VVIP Flight ( can assist you with your Landing permits, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel coordination, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VOKN airport / CNN airport.

VOKN Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 03 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except flights originating from PRC countries i.e., China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria. It takes 07 working days to obtain landing permission for flights originating from PRC countries (flight should operate on 8th day).

GA Lounge/Terminal at VOKN airport / CNN Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VOKN airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VOKN airport / CNN airport:  All parking stands at VOKN airport are self-power in and push out parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VOKN /CNN airport:  Catering facility is available at VOKN. We can also assist in arranging catering at VOKN airport from nearby hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VOKN / CNN airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VOKN airport.

Hotel at VOKN airport:  State Beach Resort and Hotel Blue Nile are some options available in the city.

Places to Visit: With the Western Ghats in the east and lakshadweep sea in the west, kannur district is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. Kannur is blessed with natural beaches, hill stations, rivers, backwaters, historical monuments and religious centres. The district itself which shares much of the natural splendour has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the state. In addition, Kannur enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colourful folk art and folk music of Kerala.

Kannur is rightly described as “The land of Looms and Lores”. Kannur is well known for its handlooms. It is one of the major exporter handlooms in India. The handloom cloths of Kannur have won international reputation.

Kannur is rich in traditional art and culture. Kannur is the home of Kerala folklore academy. The gift of Kannur in the field of art and culture is its folk arts. A large number of folk plays and dances are prevalent among the scheduled caster and tribes. Each tribe has its own glorious collection of folk plays and dances which are performed during festivals. Theyyam or Theyattam is an ancient and still popular ritual dance. It’s a unique combination of dance, music and also reflects the main features of a tribal culture. Theyyam is generally performed in front of the village shrines.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM, Fire category or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for latest information please feel free to contact us.

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