Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cochin international airport reaches a milestone

Nedumbassery: The Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL) achieved another major feat with the total number of flight services through the airport surpassing the one-lakh mark.
The airport reached the landmark figure with the operation of Air-India flight, AI 690, bound for Mumbai on Sunday morning, by which time it had 50,000 arrivals and an equal number of departures to its credit.
The Cochin International Airport, the first greenfield airport in the country, was formally inaugurated by the President of India on May 25, 1999.The airport currently operates 224 services in a week, including both domestic and international services.
About 3,000-3,500 international passengers pass through the airport daily while the number of domestic passengers is between 1,800-2,200 a day.
28/02 Hindu
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