Welfare Minister P. Rajavelu, who also holds the Tourism portfolio, along with officials from the Tourism Department, paid a courtesy call on Airports Authority of India Chairman V. P. Agrawal on Wednesday.

Officials discussed the possibility of expansion and future plans of the airport, Secretary for Tourism W.V.R Murthy said.

The AAI was at present exploring the possible dates for inauguration of the airport. They were also deciding about invitees for the function.

The meeting with the AAI was following a review meeting conducted on January 5 confirming details of the first flight to Puducherry, he said.