Cochin Airport finally reopens after fifteen days following flood

Source: The Indian Express.

Cochin Airport in India has finally reopened after fifteen days of closure following heavy floods in the area.

The airport in India recently announced it had ceased all operations following heavy rain and floods, which extended to the airport’s apron and runway causing significant damage.

Cochin International Airport reopened yesterday, August 29, following the lengthy closure due to substantial waterlogging.

In a released statement, as reported by national media in the country, the airport noted it will resume flight operations on August 29, a full two weeks after heavy rains and floods forced the airport to close and all flights to be grounded.

“As central Kerala is yet to recover from post-flood trauma it is a daunting task to arrange for commutation, logistics of arranging catering items, which will have a cascading effect on passengers.

In view of these apprehensions we will resume operations on August 29,” the airport said in a statement, as reported by The Hindu.

The rain and floods damaged the radar, navigation system and runway at the airport, one of the busiest in the country.