Sabarimala greenfield airport project in Kottayam district of Kerala receives site clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation on April 17, 2023. The project will be constructed near Sabarimala temple on an area of around 2,250 acres of land by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation under a public private partnership mode. The overall cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 40 billion. It will have a runway length of at least 3.5 km on the 8/26 alignment. The airport will boost air travel connectivity in the city and facilitate a large number of devotees that travel to the temple in the city.