Kerala: Commercial flights operations from Kochi Naval Base

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19 Aug 2018

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

The main Kochi International Airport has been rendered non-functional from August 14 due to flooding and torrential rains and would remain closed till August 26.

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Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu's tweets regarding commercial flight operations

Flight operations between Bengaluru, Cochin Naval Airbase start from tomorrow

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Proving flight

Alliance Air operated a non-commercial 'proving flight' on ATR aircraft

Yesterday, Alliance Air operated a non-commercial "proving flight" on an ATR (turboprop) aircraft to Kochi's Naval Base with a team of officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other flight safety officials to examine the feasibility of having operations from the base.

The naval base would be used to operate the 70-seater ATR aircraft.

Additional flights

Private carriers would also operate additional flights from tomorrow

Private carriers such as IndiGo and GoAir yesterday said they would be operating additional flights to and from Kozhikode, Coimbatore, and Trivandrum from tomorrow till August 25 to different parts of the country.

A list of flight timings of the ATRs that would be operating from the base to Bengaluru and Coimbatore has also been released by the Ministry.

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