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Doha-Kochi flights resume as airport opens

Flights to Kochi from Doha started following the Kerala airport resuming operations Wednesday. According to the airport owner CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited), Indian carrier IndiGo’s Doha service was among the first international flights to land at the Kerala’s largest airport Wednesday evening. CIAL said in a statement that Qatar Airways, Air India Express and Jet Airways have all confirmed to land at Kochi International Airport Thursday. All airlines, both domestic and international, will follow the current schedule for operations, CIAL said. Qatar Airways and Indian carriers – Air India Express, Jet Airways and IndiGo operate direct flights between Doha and Kochi. Following the closure of the Kerala’s largest airport at Nedumbassery near Kochi Qatar Airways rerouted its flights – QR516 and QR517 between Doha and Kochi (Nedumbassery) to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Thousands of Qatar residents from central Kerala have been relying on Nedumbassery airport to fly to Doha. Doha,…

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Cochin International Airport to reopen on August 29: CIAL

With the flood waters in Kerala receding rapidly, the Cochin International Airport, one of the three in the state and the busiest, will open on August 29 – after 15 days of closure. Confirming the same, CIAL took to its Facebook page on Thursday to announce: Airport authorities have been engaged in a massive cleaning operation of the operational area that was submerged by flood waters. Rs 220 crores loss in the floods The airport has suffered an estimated loss of over Rs 220 crores in the floods, an official told PTI. He said the solar power system of the world’s first solar-powered airport has also suffered damage in the floods. “We have launched efforts on a war-footing to rebuild the damaged infrastructure. Our initial assessment is that we have suffered an estimated loss of Rs. 220 crores in the floods,” the official said, adding around 200 workers have been…

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Air India Express to fly more flights to Doha from August 15

Air India Express is set to expand its services to Doha, and as the next step, will start direct flights on Cochin-Doha sector starting next month, The Peninsula has reported. From August 15, Air India Express will start three direct flights a week from Cochin to Doha and they will add one more from September 15 making it 4 direct flights a week from Cochin. The new flights will be operated on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The flights will leave Cochin airport at 10:00 am and will arrive at Hamad International Airport, Doha at 11:45 am. The flights will leave Hamad International airport at 12:45 pm and will land at the Cochin airport at 7:40 pm. This is the first time the airline is operating direct flight services to Doha from Kochi. Currently Air India offers a Cochin – Calicut – Doha route. The airline currently operates 14 flights per…

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Photos: New Terminal of Cochin Airport to be fully operational from tomorrow

The Cochin International Airport Ltd’s (CIAL) new international terminal (Terminal 3) is set to be fully operational from tomorrow 18th April 2017. Here are the salient features and photos of the world-class terminal. Double the capacity With the opening of the Rs 1,000-crore facility, the operational capacity of CIAL will be almost doubled. The new terminal will be able to handle 4,000 passengers at peak hours instead of the 2,000 passengers at the present international terminal. The new terminal will have a total of 80 immigration counters, which will significantly reduce long queues for international travellers. Currently, Terminal 1 facilitates 37 immigration counters. With the commissioning of T3’s phase one (south), the terminal will operate nine gates and 10 aerobridges. As of now, T1 facilitates five aerobridges. More aircrafts at the same time The T3 terminal will be capable of operating 12 aircrafts at the same time. Once the second phase of…