Pune: The Kochi international airport will remain closed for operations till August 26 morning in the wake of the floods. The airport has been hit by incessant rains, which have wreaked havoc in Kerala. Two flights departing from Pune to Kochi have already been cancelled.
According to Pune airport officials, as per the advisory issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Kochi airport is closed for operations up to 8.30 am on August 26. Airfares of 18 domestic routes, 10 direct flights to and from Thiruvananthapuram and eight direct flights from Calicut are being monitored.
However, Spice Jet has released a statement on Friday. It stated, “Spice Jet is also offering passengers booked flights to and from Kochi a full refund on cancellations, waiver of change fees and fare difference for the same sector and for booking an alternate flight for the next 10 days from the date of travel. Passengers have also been offered the option to take flights out of Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin, Calicut and Thiruvananthapuram.”
“Effective from August 17, 2018, the airline will operate new and additional direct flights on the routes of Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru-Kozhikode, Male-Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode-Chennai and Dubai-Kozhikode. SpiceJet will be deploying a mix of both Boeing 737 and Q400 on these routes,” said the release.