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India’s first charter gateway; CIAL’s Business Jet Terminal to be launched on 10th Dec

·        Chief Minister Sri.Pinarayi Vijayan will dedicate country’s biggest Business Jet Terminal

·        Cosy terminal accentuates Space, elegance and class

·        An impetus to HNI private jet operation, tourism and business conferences


Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) acclaimed for its effective deployment of green energy is all set to launch its classy Business Jet Terminal unveiling the World of Affordable Chartered Flying. Kerala Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the elegantly designed terminal at a function slated to be held at 5 pm on 10th December 2022. CIAL’s business Jet Terminal is going to be India’s first CHARTER GATEWAY; which will serve as a platform to integrate business jet service, tourism and business conferences.

 CIAL currently operates two terminals; T-1 handles the domestic traffic and T-3 facilitates international traffic. With the commissioning of the Business Jet terminal, which is constructed at the erstwhile domestic terminal (T2), CIAL will join the elite club of four airports in the country having a dedicated private jet terminal. CIAL’s Business Jet terminal is compatible for operating both domestic and international private jets. With luxurious interiors and well-appointed relaxing spaces spread over 40,000 square feet, the business jet terminal is all set to welcome passengers in classy ambiance. The facilities include covered car parking, drive in porches, a grand lobby, five opulent lounges, Business Centre, check-in, Immigration, Customs, Health and Security checking zones along with Duty-free shop and foreign exchange counter for the smooth movement of the discerning guests. The terminal facility also includes a safe house for security privileged category of guests. The cost-effective terminal incorporates affordability in Business Jet operation.

 CIAL Managing Director S.Suhas IAS remarked that the new Business Jet Terminal emphasis the idea of affordable chartered flying. “With the commissioning of the Business Jet Terminal, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), unveils the World of Affordable Chartered Flying. It also marks another first. CIAL’s new Business Jet Terminal is going to be India’s First Charter Gateway. One–of–a–kind terminal in the country which integrates tourism, international summits, business conferences, and the movement of High Net worth Individuals,  accentuates the idea of cost-effectiveness in the development of an elegant airport terminal. We are sure that, this concept will revolutionise the chartered flight service industry in India.   The guidance of the Hon.Chairman and the board of directors and the state government was crucial for this project ’’ added Suhas.

        Despite the financial and operational constraints induced by the pandemic, CIAL commissioned two mega projects; Arippara hydropower station and Payyanur Solar power station (both located in northern Kerala) in the past twelve months. The Company has taken up airport infrastructure projects eying future growth.  The development of a business jet terminal out of the existing Terminal 2 is one among them. CIAL considers the operationalization of the business jet terminal as a part of its commitment to identify and activate new revenue verticals. It enhances CIAL’s ethos, of providing a world-class passenger terminal experience at an affordable cost, to another level. An exclusive terminal for handling the chartered/ business jets wherein the guests are provided with luxurious personal amenities in an elegantly designed private space completed at a cost of Rs.30 Cr. Team CIAL could convert the departure portion of the erstwhile domestic terminal into a magnificent private jet terminal in a record time of 10 months.

                                            Salient features

• Biggest Business Jet Terminal in the Country with a built-up area of 40,000 SFT

• Compatible for International and Domestic Business Jet operations.

• Safe House facility for security-exempted dignitaries 

• Five opulent lounges, Business centre, Duty-Free shop, Foreign Exchange counter, High-end video conferencing room

• Professional Terminal Management and passenger handling.

• Dedicated aircraft parking stands close to the terminal.

• Car door-to-aircraft door in 2 minutes; the shortest distance in India       



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