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Cochin International Airport

Cochin International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Kerala
Airport typePublic
OwnerCochin International Airport Society Limited
* Government of Kerala * Private Investors * NRIs * Air India * AAI
OperatorCochin International Airport Limited
ServesKochi, Thrissur, Kottayam
LocationNedumbassery, Kerala, India
* Air India Express * Blue Dart Aviation
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
StatisticsJan 2010 Dec 2010
Daily Aircraft Movements114
Passenger volume4346103
Cargo tonnage35532

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Cochin International Airport ( ) , also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL, is the largest and busiest airport in Kerala, located at Nedumbassery, 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Kochi, in India. For the financial year 2010-11, it was the seventh busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic carrying 4,340,736 passengers and fourth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic ferrying 2,358,579 passengers. The airport is the primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet and Kingfisher Airlines.

Cochin International Airport is the first airport in the country developed under a public-private partnership(PPP) model. The airport pioneered the concept of private investment in the airport sector after being incorporated as a public limited company, receiving investments from nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from 30 countries.

The airport handled 4.3 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 411 per week for the year 2009 10. The airport handles approximately 800 aircraft per week, with 10,800 passengers each day. 8 domestic airlines and 16 international airlines connect Kochi with nearly 40 destinations nationally and internationally.

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