Kochi airport closed operation till August 18

Operations at the Cochin International Airport on Wednesday were suspended till Saturday as Kerala sounded a red alert in 12 out 14 districts following heavy rainfall and flooding after the shutters of more than 30 dams were lifted.

This is the first time the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is being closed for four days after the area was flooded. Operations of international and domestic flights were earlier suspended till 2pm on Wednesday but authorities decided to shut the airport till 2pm on Saturday after reviewing the worsening situation.

“Operations were suspended after water reached the runaway in the early hours of Wednesday. Most of the incoming flights are diverted to Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikkode airports,” CIAL director ACK Nair said.

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