Kochi: The summer schedule of the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) at Nedumbassery would come into effect from March 27, 2016 featuring more services than the existing winter schedule. This includes a new direct service to Bangkok from May 17.
According to a press release from CIAL, the summer schedule will be in force till October 29. The number of weekly services will increase to 1,184 as compared to 1,094 in the winter schedule. International services will increase from 590 to 594 while domestic services would go up from 504 to 590.
Thai Air Asia will commence operation from May 17 with one daily direct flight to / from Bangkok. Vistara Airlines will commence operation from April 14 with one daily flight to Delhi via Mumbai. Air Pegasus is planning to operate two daily flights to / from Bangalore and one daily flight to / from Chennai in Summer Schedule 2016. Air India Express will increase their frequency of operation from a total of 74 to 76 (arrivals and departures included).
Air India Express will operate an additional flight IX 482 / 481 from / to Dammam at 1140 / 1330 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May 21. Air India Express has also suspended the operations of IX 402 and IX 204 to / from Trivandrum.
Spice Jet has planned an additional daily flight SG 567 / 568 to / from Delhi at 2045 / 2115 hrs. Indigo has also planned an additional daily flight 6E 859 / 698 to / from Delhi via Chennai at 1245 / 1315 hrs. Jet Airways will operate an additional daily flight 9W 912 / 402 in sector Delhi – Cochin – Mumbai at 1850 / 0650 hrs .
As per the new summer schedule, there will be 84 flights to Mumbai, 69 to Delhi and 68 to Bangalore weekly. During 2015 the airport handled 74.16 lakh passengers which is up by 21.48% compared to 2014.
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