Cochin Airport
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Cochin International Airport is located in Nedumbassery, an outskirts of the city about 30km northeast of Kochi. Cochin airport is the largest and busiest airport in Kerala. It is one of the busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic and international passenger traffic.

Cochin airport is the primary base for Air India Express operations. Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private partnership model. The airport pioneered the concept of private investment in the airport sector in India.

In 2011 the airport handles approximately 800 aircraft per week, with 10,000 passengers each day. Eight domestic airlines and Sixteen international airlines connect Kochi with nearly fourty destinations in India and abroad. Cochin International Airport has the modern facilities and traditionally designed architecture. Any type of aircraft can land or take off from the Cochin airport.

International Terminal

The International Terminal at Cochin International Airport offers you a pleasant travel/transit experience, on arrival or departure. The Terminal has the capacity to handle 1200 passengers per hour.

Arrival Hall

The arrival hall is located on the first floor and is equipped to handle a peak hour capacity of 1200 passengers. There are 23 immigration counters at the arrival hall.The escalators will take you down to the baggage hall. The arrival hall has four conveyor belts with individual flight indicators to alert passengers on their respective baggage.

Departure Hall

The departure hall is equipped to handle a peak hour capacity of 1200 passengers.


Specific counters are earmarked for foreigners and Indians to expedite the clearing process. The health check is compounded with immigration check. The pre-immigration area is furnished with facilities such as drinking water and public convenience.

At the International Terminal in Cochin Airport, the arriving passengers are checked and cleared on entry into the Terminal. There are 27 Emigration counters available at Departure and 23 Immigration counters at the Arrival Terminal.


Two Customs channels are available for 'arriving' passengers namely Red and Green Channels. The Green channel is also called as 'Walk through' channel, through which arriving passengers without dutiable items can walk through. The Red channel is earmarked for clearance of passengers with dutiable items.

There are 10 Customs Counters at Arrival and 5 Customs Counters at Departure, which include counters for currency declaration, transfer of residence and crew. Separate counters have been provided for clearing gold and silver and dutiable goods above the permissible limit of free allowance.

Domestic Terminal

Domestic Terminal Complex has exclusive arrival and departure areas with a peak hour passenger handling capacity of 400 incoming and 400 outgoing. It is fully integrated with all modern passenger amenities to cater to the domestic travellers to/from Cochin.

With traditional Kerala style architecture and design, the airport ambience is warm and welcome, and at the same time, truly world-class. All domestic flights are handled through this complex. A large shopping complex consisting of 21 shops are situated at this terminal. There are two conveyor belts in the arrival hall.

Arrival Hall

The Arrival Hall at the Domestic Terminal of Cochin International Airport is integrated with travel-friendly facilities and services that help you get around with the least of hassled.

Departure Hall

The departure area has a spacious waiting area for the convenience of passengers and accompanying persons.

International Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air India Dammam, Jeddah, Muscat, R iyadh, Sharjah
Air India Express Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Dammam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Calicut, Kuwait, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Bahrain Air Bahrain
Emirates Dubai
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Gulf Air Bahrain
Jet Airways Doha, Muscat, Sharjah
Kingfisher Airlines Colombo
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Oman Air Muscat
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudi Arabian Airlines Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
SilkAir Singapore
SriLankan Airlines Colombo

Domestic Air Lines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air India Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi,Hydedabad, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Agatti
GoAir Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi,Mumbai
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
Jet Airways Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam
JetLite Delhi, Hyderabad
Kingfisher Airlines Agatti, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Mumbai
SpiceJet Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai

To and From The Airport

Cochin, the commercial and industrial hub of Kerala, South India is easily accessible by road, rail, air and sea.

The Airport is well located with easy access to important National Highways passing through Kerala. The main Railway line is near to the airport and it is situated between Alwaye and Angamaly Railway Stations.

The Cochin Sea Port is also situated close by the airport. The Cochin Airport serves as an important link in International trade, travel and tourism.

Low Floor A/C volvo Buses From the City to the Airport

Departure Route Arrival
05.00 Ernakulam, Airport 06.05
06.30 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 09.00
07.30 Ernakulam, Airport 08.40
08.00 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 09.35
08.40 Fort Kochi, MG Road, Airport 10.40
09.45 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 11.20
10.55 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 12.30
11.35 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 13.10
12.00 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 13.35
13.35 Fort Kochi, MG Road, Airport 15.35
13.55 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 15.30
15.00 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 16.40
15.30 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 17.05
16.00 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 17.35
18.05 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 19.40
18.55 Fort Kochi, Vyttila, Airport 20.30

From the Airport to the City

Departure Route Arrival
06.25 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 08.25
07.50 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 09.25
08.50 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 11.05
09.55 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 11.30
11.10 Airport, MG Road, Fort Kochi 13.10
11.50 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 13.25
13.00 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 14.35
13.30 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 15.05
14.05 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 15.40
15.55 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 17.30
16.35 Airport, MG Road, Fort Kochi 18.35
17.00 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 18.40
17.25 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 19.00
18.00 Airport, Vyttila, Fort Kochi 19.35
20.05 Airport, Vyttila, Ernakulam 21.15
20.50 Airport, Vyttila, Ernakulam 22.00


Shopping at Cochin International Airport is always a pleasure. With a wide variety of world-class products, specialty and gift items, traditional handicraft items and curios unique to Kerala, passengers have the privilege of browsing through our stores at their own pace or could also rush in for some 'last minute' shopping.

The duty free shop at the airport is managed by Cochin International Airport Limited and operated and maintained by Alpha Retail, UK. The products o n showcase include: The finest spirits, wines and beer, travel and fashion accessories, cosmetic and perfumes, confectionery, electronic items and everything else in between.

The shopping arcade at the airport offers traditional Kerala items, travel accessories and a range of other handy products for travellers. The book shop is well stocked with a wide variety of reading materials besides travel requisites.


Cochin International Airport offers excellent and comfortable accommodation to its bonafide passengers through its 14 well furnished guest rooms (suites, deluxe, standard and sharing rooms) within the airport.

CIAL guest rooms have been designed and maintained by CIAL and are available to passengers on request over telephone or at the exclusive hospitality counters in the International and Domestic arrival terminals. The rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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