Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kochi, India, to reopen in mid-2Q18 after mass floods

Kochi Int'l in the southern Indian state of Kerala is due to reopen on August 29, 2018, following a two-week closure caused by mass floods in the state, the airport operator has announced.

The airport was earlier poised to reopen on August 26, but most of the stakeholders asked the authorities to postpone the date for a few days. The local firms said it would be close to impossible to resume full activities on August 26, mostly due to the lack of staff. Some 90% of employees at the airport have been affected by the floods and many of them have left the area.

Service providers would also face significant obstacles with arranging supplies. This would negatively affect the regularity of operations at the airport.

Nearby hotels, restaurants, and other service providers also remain closed for the time being.
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