More than two weeks after the Kochi airport was closed due to incessant flooding, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Monday has announced that it is ready to resume all operations from 2 pm on August 29 onwards.
In a statement it put out on Facebook on Monday, CIAL said that it, â€śis all set to commence full scale operations (both International and Domestic) at 1400 hrs on 29-08-18.â€ť
The statement had also informed that the airlines will follow the current schedule for operations and that all the services from the Kochi Naval base, from where rescue operations were being carried out will be cancelled from Wednesday noon onwards.
In yet another statement put out by the CIAL on Tuesday, it has confirmed that all the tests are done and that the â€ślong wait endsâ€ť.
â€śThe clouds of apprehensions are fading away. This is the new look of our runway today. Well stabilized.... It is now mighty enough to handle the huge metal birds,â€ť the statement read along with a picture of the runway.
The CIAL on August 15 had initially said that all operations till August 18 will be cancelled because of the weather conditions but due to incessant flooding in and around the airport, all operations were cancelled till further notice.
The state of Kerala is on the road to recovery from the devastation caused due to heavy rains and flooding, that lead to loss of human lives and properties across the state on a massive scale.
According to Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, as of Monday, the number of relief camps in the state is recorded to be 1,093 and the total number of people living in these camps is 3,42,699.