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New Delhi : Due to heavy rains in Kerala, operations to/from Cochin Airport have been suspended from  August 15 to August 18, 2018, on account of water level rising in the operational area.

However, Trivandrum and Calicut airports are available for scheduled operations. For international operations, both immigration and customs facilities are available 24×7 at these airports. Trivandrum airport can also accommodate wide body aircraft.

In view of the above and to cater to the stranded passengers, scheduled domestic airlines have been advised to reschedule their flights to/from Cochin to Trivandrum and Calicut airports till such time the situation at Cochin airport returns to normal, according to a PIB release.

Scheduled  domestic  airlines  have  also  been  advised  to  operate  relief  flights  to Trivandrum/Calicut for passengers of diverted flights, who have landed at Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai on August 15,  2018, morning, instead of Cochin.

All scheduled domestic airlines have been advised to ensure that airfares for flights to/from   Trivandrum   and   Calicut  airports in Kerala are kept at optimal level proportionate to sector distance so that travelling public is not inconvenienced.

Flights of foreign airlines viz. Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai, Jazeera, Oman Air,  Qatar,  Saudia  Airlines  and  Srilankan  have  been  rescheduled  for  Trivandrum airport. Foreign airlines viz. Air Asia Berhad, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airlines, Malindo, Scoot, Silk Air and Thai Air Asia have suspended their flights to/from Cochin.

DGCA has set up a Control Room at DGCA Hqrs, New Delhi, which can be reached at +911124623211/+918586094546.

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