Indian Navy is setting up an international airport on two thousand acres of land in Berde village near Ankola in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.
The phase-II development works, which is underway by the Indian Navy, would start with the proposed airport construction project. The land for the project has been provided by the central government. The Centre has bought the land from the Ministry of Forest Department. The Navy has deployed officials of Air Traffic Control unit to study about the land and forest area and submit a report.
The Bherde International Airport project would be jointly implemented by the Indian Navy and Airport Authority of India. On commencement, airport would be used for training sessions for the flights and jets of Indian Navy for a particular period. Then it would be open for commercial use.
Currently, the state government has undertaken the project of developing seven small airports.