Kerala’s Kochi airport closed till August 11

The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in Kerala, India was closed on Thursday night as water entered its taxiway following heavy rains and rising water levels in the Periyar river, a top airport official said.

Oman Air flight was diverted to the other airport in Thiruvanthapuram, CIAL said in a statement.

The national airline urged passengers to monitor websites and social media platforms for the latest updates.

Air India Express has shifted operations to Thiruvanthapuram, officials in Muscat told the Observer.

As the apron area is water-logged due to the flood, all aircraft operations suspended at Kochi airport till 3 PM on Sunday, August 11.

Emergency contact numbers are +91 484 3053500, +91 9072604009

Earlier, the airport statement said it will be closed till 9 am on Friday.

“As the apron area is waterlogged due to the flood, all aircraft operations suspended at Kochi airport till 9 am on 09/09/19,” it read.

The airport was closed for several days in the huge floods that took place last year.

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