The Cochin airport – seen as the gateway to Kerala – was shut on Wednesday as the authorities found it impossible to continue flight operations.
Later in the day, a spokesperson of the airport said, “Kochi airport operations temporarily suspended till 18th Saturday 2 PM since the inflow of water is still on a raising trend. We are working hard to drain out the storm water“.
It is not known if the airport or the runway is flooded. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after all the shutters of two dams of the Idukki water reservoir were reopened last evening to release excess water.
Kochi airport today. pic.twitter.com/0B89gXOPW0
— aneesh phadnis (@aneeshp) August 15, 2018
#FlyAI :#UPDATE #airindia In view of suspension of operations at @KochiAirport , penalties on no-show, date/flight change or cancellations on all confirmed tickets to and from Cochin are waived off. Pax may contact #airindia call centre or #airindia website. pic.twitter.com/LB6IDCmng6
— Air India (@airindiain) August 15, 2018