Kochi airport to open new terminal

Kochi International Airport (photo by Joe Ravi)
Kochi International Airport (photo by Joe Ravi)

Kochi International Airport will expand this week with the opening of a third terminal.

The brand new international terminal is expected to be officially launched on Friday (26 February) in a ceremony overseen by Oommen Chandy, Kerala’s Chief Minister.

The two-level facility will cover a total area of almost 140,000m² and will feature more than 100 check-in counters, 19 boarding gates, 15 aerobridges and six baggage reclaim belts. It will be able to handle 4,000 passengers per hour.

Developed in a “record time of two years”, according to airport officials, the project is estimated to have cost of INR10 billion (US$145 million).

Kochi (or Cochin) International Airport handled a total of 6.4m passengers in the 2014-15 financial year, with a growth rate of 19% compared to the previous 12-month period. Aircraft movements increased 12% to 52,793.

The Kerala hub handles multiple Indian and international carriers, including Emirates, Etihad, AirAsia, Qatar Airways and SilkAir.

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