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29 Aug 2018 | 10:19 AM UTC

India: Kochi airport (Kerala state) reopens August 29

India News Alert

After several days of of delays, Kochi airport restarts normal operation August 29

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

Rendered non-operational since August 14 due to flooding and heavy rainfalls, Kochi / Cochin International Airport (COK) is expected to reopen around 14:00 on August 29, with a first Pune-Bangalore flight to land at 14:05. The flooding affected runway, taxiway, parking bays and apron for several days. The airport - the largest in Southern Kerala state - suffered notable material damages.

Context

Originally, Kochi airport was due to restart operations three days earlier (August 26), however the airline companies, ground handling agencies and personnel vouched for a later reopening.

Advice

Individuals travelling to / from Kochi airport should anticipate a gradual return to normal operations. Expect possible delays and cancellations over the next several days.

 

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