Kannur airport opens up potential for business ventures in Kodagu district. Though there are two airports – Mangaluru and Bangalore, due to hilly terrain it takes over 7 hours to reach Bangalore from Madikeri, while it takes 3 hours to reach Mangalore airport. While it takes one hour to reach Vrajpet from Kannur Airport which is an important town in Kodagu with coffee estate plantations.
From tourist point of view will also increase the potential of foreign tourist into Madikeri hill station. Presence of Kannur airport will also increase potential of floriculture products and spices to gulf regions.