Flight operations at Kochi's Cochin International Airport (COK) have been suspended as its apron is flooded, following heavy rains in Kerala, India. The airport will be closed until 1500 IST Sunday, August 11.
Flights between UAE airports and Kochi have either been cancelled or diverted to Thiruvananthapuram's Trivandrum Internatioonal Airport.
UAE’s Etihad Airways and India’s Air India, have waived charges for changes in flight bookings. Emirates tweeted that additional flights will be operated from Trivandrum International Airport.
Due to the closure of Cochin Airport (COK), Emirates flights to/from Kochi are suspended until 11th August. Additional flights will operate via Trivandrum International Airport (TRV).
For more details, please visit https://t.co/oo0z6QzvC8.— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) August 10, 2019
“In view of runway closure in #Kochi, all applicable charges for re-validation/ re-issue/ cancellation and refund are waived from 09th-11th August, 2019 for Domestic and International travel to/ from Kochi,” Air India tweeted.