Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kochi-Israel flight likely next year

Kochi: Cochin International Airport (Cial) is likely to add one more international destination to its growing list as officials of an international airline from Israel visited Cial with a proposal to start a direct flight earlier this month. A senior airport official said that a team from Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd arrived here to check out Cial. The team was thinking about commencing direct flights from Kochi to Tel Aviv next year.
Though the airport stood at the fourth position in India in terms of international traffic, the growth is saturating with only a 5% increase in FY 2016-17. But, domestic sector witnessed a significant growth of 26%.
A new flight to Tel Aviv will act as a catalyst in increasing Cial's international figures while offering passengers from Kochi yet another alternative.
The senior official also added that Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv could serve as a transit point for passengers travelling from Kochi to Western destinations if a deal is inked.
10/12/17 Times of India