Friday, August 24, 2018

CIAL shutdown brings windfall to Calicut airport

Kozhikode: The shutdown of the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) due to the floods last week has brought a windfall for the Calicut International Airport, thus demonstrating that it has a capacity to operate more flights during a crisis.

Additional flights, both passenger and cargo, have been operating from the Calicut airport ever since the Kochi airport was closed on August 15. “We have been handling extra five to six commercial flights both in the international and domestic sectors. However, the cargo operations saw only a marginal increase,” Calicut airport director K. Srinivasa Rao told The Hindu on Thursday.

So far the airport had handled additionally 80 movements and 70 rescue flights apart from the helicopters. “Normally the airport operates 45 arrivals and an equal number of flights daily,” he said.
24/08/18 The Hindu

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