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Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till August 26

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in a notice said operations have been suspended temporarily till 2pm on August 26 “due to very high flood situation and key essential facilities such as runway, taxiway and apron being submerged”.

kerala Updated: Aug 16, 2018 19:51 IST
HT Correspondents
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Massive rains have submerged most parts of Kochi.(HT Photo)

All flights at Kochi airport have been suspended till August 26 because of floods in Kerala, it said in a statement on Thursday.

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in a notice said operations have been suspended temporarily till 2pm on August 26 “due to very high flood situation and key essential facilities such as runway, taxiway and apron being submerged”.

One of the busiest airports of the country, it handles almost 1,460 flights a week.

Watch: Moment gigantic landslide sweeps away towering trees in Kannur

Massive rains and flooding in Kerala have hit the transportation sector.

On Thursday, the Centre decided to send 35 more NDRF teams comprising nearly 1,000 personnel to shore up relief and rescue operations in the rain-battered state.

Also read: Kerala rains LIVE updates: Kochi airport suspends operations till 2pm on August 26

First Published: Aug 16, 2018 18:57 IST