CIAL’s new international Terminal; T 3 became fully functional on Tuesday,the 18th April 2017.In the morning, the new terminal facilitated the passengers of the Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner bound to Dubai The operations of all international flights were shifted to the new terminal by noon. CIAL had also arranged a batch of cartoonists under the aegis of the Kerala Cartoon Academy to draw the caricatures of 1,001 passengers who reached the terminal on the first day, free of cost. The facility was arranged at the CIAL Cartoon Corner near the Check-in-Island of the terminal.
This evoked fantastic responses from passengers, who were also thrilled at the new facilities at the terminal.From now on, Terminal 3 will handle the international traffic at the airport.
The old international terminal, which was functional till noon, will remain closed for a few weeks and later transformed into domestic terminal.