Heavy rain: Cochin airport to remain closed till Sunday evening
Nedumbassery: Flight operations at the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) here have been suspended till Sunday evening as floodwaters inundated the parking area. The airport will remain closed till Sunday at 3 pm.
Flights coming to the airport have been diverted, a CIAL spokesperson said without elaborating.
Earlier on Thursday, flight operations were suspended till Friday at 9 am as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rains.
The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water levels in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport.
The floods in August 2018 had rendered the airport non-functional for a fortnight. Airport infrastructure was damaged in the floods, with an estimated loss of Rs 220-250 crore.
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(With inputs from PTI)