Cochin International Airport Ltd ( CIAL) has won the ' covid champion ' award at Wings India 2022; Asia's largest event on civil aviation jointly organized by the Ministrybof Civil aviation and FICCI at Begumpet airport Hyderabad.CIAL Managing Director Sri. S Suhas IAS received the 'Covid champions' trophy from Sri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hon. Minister for Civil Aviation.
CIAL has been selected for this award for the successful implementation of a meticulous project named ' Mission Safeguarding ' during the pandemic time to ensure safe travel at Kochi Airport. CIAL followed the 5R rule; Recognise, Respond, Repeat, Record & Refer for this project which maintained hassle-free passenger movement at the terminals.
The project comprehended extensive covid testing facilities, medical surveillance and follow up planning programmes ensuring seamless traffic. CIAL handled 4.3 million passengers during 2021 and became the third largest airport in the country in international sector.