With over six million passenger movements in 2014 to early 2015, Cochin International Airport is a public airport owned and operated by Cochin International Airport Limited. The airport is located in the city of Kochi, within Nedumbassery, Kerala, India. The airport has one runway and helipad each and is the current hub for Air India Express.
Where to go
Cochin International Airport operates domestic flights to local destinations throughout India. Focusing on Mumbai, it offers Girgaum Chowpatty, Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai; Elephanta Caves, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalakshmi Temple Mumbai, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Babulnath, Global Vipassana Pagoda, and EsselWorld, to name a few. Babulnath, in Mumbai, India, is an ancient Shiva temple close to Girgaum Chowpatty. Among the oldest temples in the city, Babulnath is visited by numerous devotees during the annual Mahashivratri festival.
Cochin International Airport operates short-haul flights to Bahrain; Muscat, Oman; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, within three to four hours by plane. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia offers Masmak fort, National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Royal Saudi Air Force Museum, Jawatha Mosque, and Jabal al-Lawz. The National Museum of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1999 and is considered as a major national museum in Saudi Arabia. The museum is part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre within Riyadh. The museum offers around eight exhibition halls and galleries that feature collections like Man and the Universe, Arabian Kingdoms, The Pre-Islamic Era, The Prophet’s Mission, Islam and the Arabian Peninsula, First and Second Saudi States, The Unification, and The Hajj and the Two Holy Mosques.
Since Cochin International Airport does not operate flights to long-haul destinations, it is recommended to fly out to long-haul destinations either via Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, or Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, previously known as Sahar International Airport, is the main international airport that serves the Mumbai Metropolitan Area within the country of India. The airport’s long-haul flights of more or less nine to ten hours, reaches Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; and London, United Kingdom; among others. When within the Paris, do not miss its well-known attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg, and more. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, or simple Arc de Triomphe, meaning Arch of Triumph of the Star, is among the most well-known monuments in Paris. The arch measures at around 50 metres or 164 feet high, and is approximately 45 metres or 148 feet wide, and 22 metres or 72 feet deep. The arch features four main sculptural groups such as Le Départ de 1792; Le Triomphe de 1810; La Résistance de 1814; and La Paix de 1815. Additionally, the arch also features six reliefs sculpted on the facades, among others.
How to get out
Cochin International Airport offers flights to and from local and international destinations such as Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Delhi, Bahrain, Muscat, Kuwait, Doha, Singapore, and Colombo, to name a few. The airlines that provide flights are Air Arabia, AirAsia, AirAsia India, Air India, Air India Express, Air India Regional, Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai, GoAir, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia, SilkAir, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, and Tigerair.
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