Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) announced winter schedule for the domestic sector, which will be effective from 31st October 2021 to 26th March 2022. With this schedule becoming effective, CIAL will facilitate 694 weekly domestic operations which is at par with pre-pandemic period. The airport will see 50 daily domestic departures, including the resumption of daily services to Goa, Trivandrum and Kannur operated by Indigo airlines. The ongoing summer schedule has been handling 456 aircraft movements weekly.
Flight to Goa will depart Kochi at 23.10. An ATR flight operated by Indigo from Kannur will land Kochi at 0925 and leaves for Trivandrum at 0945. Indigo will operate another ATR flight in the Trivandrum-Kochi-Kannur sector. This will arrive from Trivandrum at 1825 and leaves to Kannur at 1845. There will be 14 daily departures to Bangalore. Delhi and Chennai will be connected with 6 daily flights each whereas Hyderabad and Mumbai will be served by 7 daily flights each. The connectivity to cities like Hubli, Kolkata, Mysore and Pune are also enhanced.
“We are happy about the resumption of domestic services to many cities. It has been a long time demand of the passengers. As per the Instruction of the Honourable Chairman Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and the Board of Directors CIAL has been trying to improve connectivity in international sectors also. And we hope that by the end of this year the air traffic movements at Kochi will be back to normal ’’said Suhas IAS MD CIAL.
Indigo Airlines will have the highest no. of flight operations from Kochi. It will operate 172 weekly services. AirAsia, Air India, and Go Air have also increased the frequency of operations in all sectors.