Kochi Airport: No daytime flights for 4 months


  • The runway of the airport will remain shut from November 6, 2019 to March 28, 2020.
  • No flight services will be available between 10 AM and 6 PM.
  • Around 35 domestic flights will be re-scheduled.

The Cochin International Airport will suspend all daytime flights for four months from November 20 to undertake the carpeting work of its runway.

The runway would remain shut from November 6, 2019 to March 28, 2020 during the daytime hours. No flight services will be available from 10 AM till 6 PM during this period.

CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) in a release said, “As the mandatory runway re-carpeting work of Cochin Airport is slated for November, CIAL has instructed airlines to reschedule their daytime services for four months from November 20. The major re-carpeting work will continue till March 28, 2020. There will be no flights from 10 am-6pm during the period. The daytime flights will be rescheduled to the night.”

The re-carpeting work would not affect the international traffic in a big way but around 35 domestic services would be re-scheduled.

According to the prescribed practice, all airports should recarpet the runway once every 10 years. Cochin Airport started its operations in 1999 and the first re-carpeting work was undertaken in 2009.

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