Thiruvananthapuram: The Adani Group has taken over the operations, management and development of the international airport at Thiruvananthapuram, saying it is now the Gateway to Goodness.
Announcing the formal acquisition of the airport, the business giant said in a tweet that it is a privilege to serve and welcome passengers to God’s own country.
The group said, “Associating life with the best of travel experiences, we are happy to announce that #Thiruvananthapuram airport is now a #GatewayToGoodness. We are blessed with a God filled with lush greenery, beautiful beaches and exquisite cuisine. It has been a privilege to serve and welcome travelers to our country.” In the tweet, in both English and Malayalam, after midnight on Thursday.
Connecting life with cherished travel experiences, we are happy to share #ThiruvananthapuramAirport now there is one #gateway to goodness. We are privileged to serve and welcome travelers to God’s Own Country filled with lush greenery, beautiful beaches and exquisite cuisine. https://t.co/4Hd1v3o538
— Adani Group (@AdaniOnline) 13 October 2021
The group took over the operation of the airport, despite opposition from both the ruling LDF and the opposition UDF.
Last year, the Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution opposing the privatization of the airport.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had criticized the acquisition of the airport by the Adani Group, saying it was not for the development of the facility but to protect the interests of the monopolies.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the first of the four airports in the state. Established in 1932, the airport was owned and operated by the Airports Authority of India.
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