August 09, 2018 : Flight operations have resumed at the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) on Thursday after arrivals were halted for a brief period on Thursday. A spokesperson from the Kochi airport confirmed that all services have resumed by 3:15 pm on Thursday. It has been learnt that passengers had voiced their protests following the halting of services at Kochi airport.
The airport authorities said there was no reason for panic and the suspension of operations was only a 'precautionary' measure. CIAL opened a control room for passengers (0484-3053500). However, water level is rising continuously outside CIAL premises after one of the shutters of the Idukki dam was lifted on Thursday.
The arrivals were halted temporarily since 1 pm on Thursday after a special coordination meeting was convened by the CIAL Managing Director as per instructions received from the District Disaster Management Authority of Ernakulam.