CIAL expects a 70% rise in international connectivity from the pre-pandemic period by next month and domestic aircraft movement normalcy with the winter schedule expected to commence this month.
CIAL owns a 24-seater solar boat with an AC compartment for trial operation in the west coast canal renovated by its subsidiary, Kerala Waterways and Infrastructures Limited.
In all, 30 per cent of the built-up area will be used for block one which will be converted as an exclusive business jet terminal with three lounges.
Inspection by regulatory and enforcement officials puts Cochin International Airport's revamp plans on fast track
The inspection team instructed CIAL to prepare a report to be submitted to the higher authorities for getting formal approval.
Airport authorities plan to accommodate a Business Jet terminal, a VVIP safe house and a transit hotel where Kochi airport's Terminal-2 stands unused now.
146 international passengers fly to UAE from Kochi airport today as Rapid PCR testing becomes operational
Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management amended the travel protocol for Indian passengers with mandatory Rapid PCR negative certificate taken within four hours before departure
Officials attribute the declining revenues to the reduction of aircraft operation from 142 to just 30 (10 international and 20 domestic per day).
"During the Covid period, our revenue dipped by Rs 80 crore. Still, we made a cash profit of Rs 16 crore though our operations were severely affected,” said VJ Kurian
A COVID vaccination centre has been opened at Cochin International Airport (CIAL) at Nedumbassery.