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Cochin International Airport


Cochin International Airport, also called Kochi Airport, is an international airport serving the city of Kochi. The airport is located in Nedumbassery, about 30 km northeast of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala.

Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

The airport handles over 4.7 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 800 per week for the year 2011–12. The airport handles approximately 13,000 passengers every day. 9 domestic airlines and 17 international airlines connect Cochin with nearly 30 destinations nationally and internationally.

Solar Power

The Cochin International Airport is set to become the first Indian Airport to use solar power for running its utility grid system. Vikram Solar would install a 100 kWp solar power facility at the airport. Energy production is estimated at 148 MWh per year with a capacity of 100 kilowatts-peak (kWp).

Bomb Threat

On 11 December 2012 the authorities at the Kochi Airport are at high alert following an anonymous call that warned that a bomb has been planted at the Airport. The call was received at the Air India office at the Airport at around 6:45 am. The airport area has been checked thoroughly by both bomb and dog squads. All the flights at the airport were also checked thoroughly. The call reportedly came from a BSNL mobile phone.

Cochin International Airport in News

Business Hotel in Kochi Lights Up the Lives of Children During Diwali
When it comes to celebrating holidays, nobody does it quite as well as children who embrace all the customs and ceremonials with unrestrained delight. So when India's five-day Hindu festival, Diwali, approached, the Courtyard Kochi Airport decided to combine the joy of giving back with the joy of celebrating among children in one unforgettable evening.

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