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Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) T3 airport in Kochi.(PTI Photo)

No more daytime flights as Kochi airport work is set to begin

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has started the preparatory work for the project well in advance and thereby ensured the minimal cancellation of services with the co-operation of the airlines, the statement said.
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The operations were suspended as there was a(PTI)
The operations were suspended as there was a(PTI)

Kochi airport resumes operations after being shut for two days due to heavy rains

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 01:17 PM IST
The Abu Dhabi-Kochi Indigo flight touched down at around 12.15 pm, marking the resumption of the operations, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) official said.
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The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water level in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport due to heavy rains.(PTI image)
The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water level in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport due to heavy rains.(PTI image)

Flight operations from Kochi airport to resume from Sunday

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 03:20 PM IST
The Kochi International airport had on Friday suspended all operations till Sunday as the runway area in the airport was waterlogged due to floods.
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A bridge was swept away in gushing waters in north Kerala’s Kasargode.(HT Photo)
A bridge was swept away in gushing waters in north Kerala’s Kasargode.(HT Photo)

25 killed, Kochi airport closed, schools shut as heavy rains lash Kerala

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Kerala rains: This spell of intense rain comes almost a year after floods devastated the state killing more than 450 people and caused damages worth hundreds of crores
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Women’s rights activist Trupti Desai, who went back home after a 14-hour standoff with protesters who refused to let her proceed to the Sabarimala temple, said she will visit the temple unannounced.(ANI)
Women’s rights activist Trupti Desai, who went back home after a 14-hour standoff with protesters who refused to let her proceed to the Sabarimala temple, said she will visit the temple unannounced.(ANI)

Forced to leave amid protests, Trupti Desai to visit Sabarimala unannounced

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Trupti Desai had stayed put at the Kochi airport for about 14 hours after landing from Pune at around 5 am with six young women en route to the Sabarimala temple.
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Trupti Desai, a women's rights activist, waves from inside the Cochin International Airport at Kochi on Friday.(REUTERS)
Trupti Desai, a women's rights activist, waves from inside the Cochin International Airport at Kochi on Friday.(REUTERS)

Will come back to Sabarimala, says activist Trupti Desai as she returns home for now

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 08:38 PM IST
Trupti has decided to go back after a 13-hour standoff at the Kochi airport with devotee-protesters who refused to let her proceed to the Sabarimala temple, which opened for a 64-day pilgrimage on Friday.
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Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Aug 15, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Aug 15, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Kochi airport resumes operations on Wednesday after two weeks closure

By HT Correspondent | Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 04:17 PM IST
Closed for a few hours on August 9 after the torrential rains began on August 8, and then from August 18 after runaways and terminals were inundated, the airport was scheduled to reopen on August 26. Cochin International Airport Limited later extended the date by three days.
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Kochi's International airport apron is seen flooded following monsoon rains in the Indian state of Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Kochi's International airport apron is seen flooded following monsoon rains in the Indian state of Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Kochi Airport suffers Rs 220 crore losses in Kerala floods, to reopen on August 26

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 04:37 PM IST
The CIAL management has launched rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure including 2.5 km long airport walls that collapsed after Periyar river overflowed.
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Air India has offered to operate Boeing Dreamliners in case they want to deliver the materials to Thiruvananthapuram.(File photo)
Air India has offered to operate Boeing Dreamliners in case they want to deliver the materials to Thiruvananthapuram.(File photo)

Kerala floods: Airlines, railways step up operations to provide assistance

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:15 PM IST
The closure of flood-hit Kochi airport since August 16 has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
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Submerged area near Cochin International Airport in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)
Submerged area near Cochin International Airport in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)

Team inspects Kochi naval base before starting commercial flight ops in flood-hit Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2018 05:10 PM IST
The Kochi naval base will be used by carriers such as Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, to operate 70-seater ATR aircraft to places such as Bengaluru.
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Massive rains have submerged most parts of Kochi.(HT Photo)
Massive rains have submerged most parts of Kochi.(HT Photo)

Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till August 26

By HT Correspondents | New Delhi/Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 07:51 PM IST
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”.
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Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AFP file photo)
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AFP file photo)

Kerala’s worst flood in 10 points: 80 dead, 1.5 lakh in relief camps, 35 dams brimming

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 01:48 PM IST
The flood situation in Kerala worsened on Thursday with the number of casualties going up to 80 and rail, road and air services paralysed as the state reeled under the worst natural disaster in its history.
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Flood victims are evacuated to safer areas in Kozhikode, Kerala, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP)
Flood victims are evacuated to safer areas in Kozhikode, Kerala, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP)

Kerala rains highlights: Death toll at 114; PM Modi to visit state on Friday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 03:07 AM IST

Rain continued to lash Kerala on Thursday as public transport system collapsed in many parts with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro suspending their operations due to floods. The total death toll in Kerala floods rose to 88 on Thursday. A red alert was sounded all 14 districts following heavy rainfall and opening of shutters of 35 dams while more people were shifted to relief camps including 23,000 in Ernakulam. All educational institutions across the state were ordered closed on Thursday.Here are the LIVE updates on Kerala rains:

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Kochi's international airport is seen flooded following monsoon rains in Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP)
Kochi's international airport is seen flooded following monsoon rains in Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP)

Kerala floods: Red alert in 12 of 14 districts, Kochi airport shut till Saturday as rain fury returns

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 07:40 PM IST
The death toll in Kerala has risen to 40 as there is no let up in heavy rains and the operations of the Kochi airport have been suspended till Saturday.
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