Updated Status on Cochin Airport
As per the latest NOTAM issued, Cochin airport is closed for operations upto0830 UTC of 26th August 2018.
All the flights to Trivandrum and Calicut have operated till now except one Indigo flight from Doha to Calicut, which was diverted to Bangalore.
Lots of passenger queries are being received in the Control Room regarding their journey from Cochin to various places. Such passengers are being advised to travel to Trivandrum or Calicut for their onward journey. Accordingly, matter is being taken with respective airlines for rescheduling of their flights without any additional cost.
Go Air has canceled its 06 flights to/from Cochin upto 18 Aug 2018 and not rescheduled these flights. COO of Go Air has confirmed that their customers have been notified via phone calls, SMS and/or email by the Call Centre and full refund process has been initiated depending on the mode of payment. Go Air is also giving an option to its customers who wish to change their travel to future flights.
Rescheduled flights of Air Arabia (from Sharjah), Emirates (from Dubai), FlyDubai (from Dubai), Oman Air (from Muscat), Qatar Airways (from Doha), Saudi Arabian Airlines (from Jeddah) and Srilankan Airlines (from Colombo) to Trivandrum have been approved by DGCA.
Airfare on 18 domestic routes (10 direct flights to/from Trivandrum and 08 direct flights to/from Calicut) are being monitored. Spike in airfare on few routes have been observed. Concerned airlines have been advised to cap the airfare on these flights.