February 7th, 2022 2:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kerala CM Directs the Health Department to Take Measures to Reduce the High Cost of RT-PCR in Airports

With increasing complaints from passengers about airport testing facilities charging exorbitant pricing for Rapid RT-PCR test, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the state to take necessary measures to keep the testing charges affordable for passengers. The direction was issued during the COVID-19 review meeting held on Friday. The complaints about testing facilities overpricing RT-PCR tests have come up from various... Read More

February 5th, 2022 5:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Haj Panel Calls for Reopening the Embarkation Point at Calicut Airport

The Kerala State Haj Committee has asked for the revival of the Calicut International Airport as a Haj pilgrimage embarkation site. On Thursday, C. Mohammed Faizy, the committee's chairman, told the media that the Malabar region accounted for more than 80% of applicants for the Haj trip each year. Given this, naming the Cochin International Airport as the embarkation site, where just 20% of pilgrims rely, is an injustice. In... Read More

January 31st, 2022 3:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Claims the Third Position in International Passenger Traffic: AAI

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is the third busiest airport in India, according to the latest statistics released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport stood at the third position in the country in terms of international traffic in December 2021, a feat it has been enjoying for more than a year. According to AAI’s data on international passenger traffic, Cochin airport recorded 3,01,338 passengers. Delhi Indira Gandhi... Read More

July 17th, 2020 9:14 AM 0 COMMENTS

Kerala Chief Minister Raises Concerns to Centre Regarding the Hike in Airfare

In the wake of increasing airfare, Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan met the Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola in New Delhi. After the meeting, the Chief Minister has also called for a meeting with various airlines at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Kerala is one of the states that got severely affected due to the steep rise in airfare. It has a significant share of its population... Read More

July 17th, 2020 12:30 AM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport to Adopt the E-Boarding System to Reduce Queues at the Checkpoints

As a means to speed up the boarding system as well as to prevent the ticket counterfeiting, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is implementing e-boarding facility at the airport. The system will provide passengers with fast, paperless transit through all major checkpoints at the airport. CIAL has commenced the tendering process to implement the e-boarding system. In the first phase of the project, reducing human intervention at the checkpoints... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:52 AM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport to Cease Daytime Operations From November 2019 to March 2020 for Runway Re-Carpeting

The Cochin International Airport will remain shut for five months, from 6 November 2019 to 28 March 2020 during the daytime between 10 am and 6 pm. The authorities will conduct the necessary re-carpeting works on the runways of the airport during the course of time. “The major re-carpeting work will start on 20 November and continue till 28 March. There will be no flight operation from 10 am to... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:49 AM 2 COMMENTS

Cochin International Airport Began Operation After a Fortnight

The Cochin International Airport, which had been shut down since August 14 due to flooding and torrential rain, became operational after a fortnight. The first flight landed in the Airport premises on Wednesday around 2 pm. IndiGo flight 667 from Ahmedabad to Kochi was the first flight that landed at the CIAL. 33 flights arrived at the airport whereas 30 flights departed including both domestic and international ones. Relief Efforts... Read More

July 1st, 2019 1:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Registers a Profit of INR 167 Crore Despite the Flood This Year

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has announced a net profit of INR 166.92 crore in the financial year 2018-19, a 7% rise from the previous year. The turnover of the year was INR 650.34 crore, 17.52% increase from last year. The turnover in the previous year (2017-18) was INR 553. 41 crores and the net profit was INR 155.99 crore. The Cochin airport remained closed for 15 days due... Read More

January 29th, 2019 11:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cial to Establish Intra-State Connectivity With Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram

There is no doubt that the government is pushing for more and more intra-state air connectivity as more and more airports start service. On the same lines, Cochin international airport limited, (Cial) is also exploring possibility to introduce new flights between Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kozhikode. Going by the words of Cial official, the low-cost carrier, IndiGo has already confirmed a flight which it would operate from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram... Read More

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