Friday, January 24, 2020

Cochin International Airport

Address: Airport Rd, Nedumbassery, Ernakulam
IATA code: COK

Opened: 10 June 1999

Cochin International Airport(CIAL) in Nedumbassery, Ernakulam, is the world’s first airport that is fully powered by solar energy, with 46,150 solar plants in around 45 acres of land for which CIAL received the ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award from the UN in 2018. It also India’s first greenfield airport and is located in an area of 1,300 acres near NH 47, NH 49 and NH 17. It is 28 km from Kochi. It is the biggest and the busiest airports in the state. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic. There are three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal in the airport. Where terminal 1 is for domestic flights, 2 is executive and 3 is for international travel. Online cab services like Uber, Ola etc are available on demand along with other local taxis. Buses also ply but timings of buses to different places differ. One can also book reserved seats on KSRTC buses through their official website.


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