Thursday, June 15, 2006

AI completes 7 years of operation from Kochi airport

Nedumbassery: Air-India completed its seventh year of operations from the Kochi (Cochin) International Airport last week. The airline's association with the country's first greenfield airport dates back to1999.
Air-India is credited with the first landing of a Jumbo aircraft on Kerala soil on June 21, 1999.
Air-India's stepping in as the sole ground-handling agent for a ten-year-period, ending 2009, had helped the airport in its infancy to benefit from the airline's brand image. Air-India now handles 295 flights in a week, including domestic and international flights.
Air-India had invested Rs.5 crores in equity, Rs.11 crores as interest-free deposit and Rs.25 crores to put in place the infrastructure for ground handling. This was besides making available the technical know-how and the engineering expertise of Air-India's manpower.
14/06/06 The Hindu
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