CIAL T-3 international departure terminal
Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has offered Onam special gift for passengers by arranging direct flight from Kochi to London. The first flight from Kochi to London will take off on Sunday. The flight service will be available for three days a week. As part of encouraging direct flight services to Europe, CIAL (Cochin International Airport Ltd) has avoided parking and landing charges.
The air travel between India and UK became smoother after the UK moved India from red list to amber list the other day. Soon after the decision, the CIAL, Air India and Government of Kerala took collective efforts to start direct flight service from Kochi to Europe. Kochi is the only airport in Kerala that has direct flight service to Europe.
The air service from Heathrow airport of London to Kochi had already commenced from August 18 after the lifting of the travel ban.
The air service will be available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The direct flight will take almost 10 hours from Kochi to London. The satisfactory response received for this service prompted the authorities to start air service from Kochi to London.