Air India Express had four years ago called Kozhikode airport one of India's most beautiful airports
Air India Express had four years ago mentioned Kozhikode international airport in a list of India's most beautiful airports and runways. On Friday, the budget airline's Boeing 737 aircraft crashed at the same aerodrome killing at least 18 people. The tabletop runway at the airport, located in Kerala, poses challenges for pilots at the time of landing. A tabletop runway is constructed on a hilly or an elevated terrain.