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Exactly two weeks after the suspended operations of Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL), it is fully set to resume its domestic and international operations from Wednesday, 29 Aug (as planned earlier).

The intimation was given to all the airlines of the readiness of the airport. Passengers can book their tickets to and from Kochi, as it is in operations from 29th Aug. Private carriers like Jet Airways and Indigo said they will start their services from Wednesday as the Airport was shut since Aug 14 due to flooding.

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The Kochi Airport is the seventh busiest Airport in the country. Due to the closure of the Airport, the government had to allow commercial flights from Naval flight to the heart of the city from Aug 20.

The Airport authorities discontinued its services from Aug 15 and initially announced to serve on Aug 18, but finally will resume its service from Aug 29 due to a heavy flow of water that was rising on the runway, terminals and the solar farm surrounding the airport.

Due to flooding state, DGCA had to ask all the airlines to divert the Kochi flights to other states like Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore or Kozhikode neighbouring cities in Tamil Nadu or in Mangalore which is in Karnataka.

An official of Jet Airways told our sources that, Jet Airways has resumed its operations in Kochi Airport and its first flight is 9W 0403 from Mumbai to Kochi, which will arrive at 15:50hrs. The official also reported that, Jet

Airways supported the people affected in Kerala and airlifted 17 tonnes of relief material free of cost.

Our sources have reported that floods in the state caused damage to the runway and equipment of Kochi Airport, therefore it sustained a loss of Rs 220 crore. The operations of the Airport were suspended from Aug 15.

The CIAL company said that the operations of Kochi naval which was opened temporarily for civil aviation will now be suspended.

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