Thursday, August 23, 2018

Kochi Airport to resume all flight operations soon

Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Pvt Ltd (CIAL) said in a statement that a meeting was held to review the damage control activities at Kochi Airport, where most of the stakeholders including airlines and ground handling agencies expressed concerned over mobilising manpower. An airport operator also stated that around 90 percent of their staff got affected by the flood and were out of Kochi.
Kochi Airport was shut down on August 15 because of severe flooding, and was expected to resume operation on August 26. But, because of damage to electric installations, the landing systems had to undergo thorough checking and might further require calibration before flight operations are resumed. In view of such apprehensions, the CIAL decided to push the date of resuming operations at Kochi Airport further by three more days.
Nearby eateries, hotels and restaurants still remain closed. Kerala is going through a rough patch and a lot has to be done to recover from the post-flood trauma. Moreover, it is a daunting task to arrange communication and logistics of catering items, which is likely to have a cascading effect on the passengers.
23/08/18 Times of India