ASIA-AUGUST 17, 2018
Cochin International Airport in South Indian state of Kerala is currently closed and will not be opened till 2. p.m on 26 August 2018.
Heavy Monsoon rains have flooded the airport more than 6 feet, and some residents reported that rising water level has been submerging both people and buildings in the airport region.
Air Navigation Services wing of Airports Authority of India has issued NOTAM (notice to airmen) and suspended all flights.
Eight domestic airlines — Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia India, Vistara, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet — fly to Cochin.. and also, 12 foreign carriers — Oman Air, Saudia, FlyDubai, Jazeera Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Malindo, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Scoot and Sri Lankan Airlines —fly to the airport.
Duty free shop inside the airport