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Mangalore International Airport, (IXE) formerly known as Bajpe Airport, is an international airport serving the coastal city of Mangalore, India. Several daily flights connect Mangalore with most major cities in southern and western India as well as many major cities in the Middle East. The airport, then the Bajpe Aerodrome, was opened on 25 December 1951 when then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrived on a DC-3 Dakota aircraft.
As of 2014, Mangalore Airport has one of highest year-over-year passenger growth rates in India, with a 54 percent growth in international passenger traffic.