The total project cost for the airport is around Rs.315 Crores financed through a paid up equity capital of Rs.85 Crores and term loan of Rs.218 Crores. The balance has been tied up through interest free security deposits from various airport service providers. The project cost is very low compared to the cost of other similar airports.1213 acres of land was acquired for the airport and the airport has been constructed with facilities on par with International Standards.Cochin is strategically located in the international air map. Three major international air routes intersect near Cochin.
The 3400 meter long runway of Cochin Airport is capable of handling any type of aircraft including the JUMBO. There are two separate centrally air-conditioned terminals for domestic and international operations measuring a total area of around 4.5 lakh sq.ft. The integrated cargo complex at the airport is capable of handling perishable/non perishable and dangerous cargo. CIAL commenced its ‘Duty Free’ operations in May 2002. Cochin Duty Free Shop is managed and operated by Cochin International Airport Limited and the World Duty Free Group provides consultancy services.Air India is responsible for the ground handling operations at the airport. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited operates a state-of-the-art Hydrant Refueling System for the aircrafts . A comprehensive plan to develop an airport township with all facilities to enable the company to earn substantial non-aeronautical revenue is underway.