Kochi (Cochin) – Cochin International Airport

Kochi Airport which is known as the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) is located in Nedumbassery, around 30 km northeast of Kochi. It is the first Greenfield airport in India which was set up by the public private partnership model (PPP) in the civil aviation infrastructure sector in India.


The Cochin International Airport was built in the year 1999 in the unique and traditional style of Kerala architecture. The airport is strategically located and is easily accessible by all the National highways that pass through Kerala (NH 47, NH 17 and NH 49). The airport is also close to the Angamaly railway station and Cochin sea port.

The airport is the 4th busiest airport in India in international passenger traffic ferrying 2,919,707 passengers and seventh busiest in overall passenger traffic carrying 4,880,773 passengers during the year 2012-2013. There are total of 3 terminals each for domestic passengers, international passengers and cargo terminal. The airport handles approximately 13,000 passengers every day with 9 domestic airlines in India and 17 cheap international flights connecting Kochi with nearly 30 destinations nationally as well as internationally.


Domestic Terminal - The domestic terminal has an area of 100,000 sq mt, and is designed to handle up to 400 passengers at peak times. There are 26 common use terminal equipment enabled check-in counters out of which 6 are premium check-in counters and 4 are self check-in counters. There are 6 security gates, a family lounge, business class lounge, 3 baggage carousals, a food court in the waiting area and a restaurant in the lobby. There are numerous shops as well.

International Terminal - The international terminal of the Cochin International Airport has 36 passport control counters, 12 security gates and 12 customs counters. There are four premium lounges for first class and business class passengers. There are 10 gates and 5 jet ways along with 4 baggage carousals and can accommodate 1800 people any time. There are 27 specific earmarked immigration counters at the departure and 23 at the arriving terminal.

The Cochin International Airport has a dedicated cargo terminal as well which handles around 40,000 MT in a year. The airport offers visa on arrival facility to citizens of 11 countries - Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia.

Kochi, which is also known as Cochin is a popular city in South India and serves as a great getaway for numerous places. Skyscanner allows you to find the cheapest flights to Kochi airport without having to enter specific dates or even destinations through their airfare calendar, making it the best place to find cheap air tickets for your trip to Kochi airport. Use the links at the side of the page to browse for flight information or use the flight search controls above to start a new search.

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 Getting To & Fro from the Airport

Trains hide 

The Cochin International Airport is located between the Alwaye and Angamaly railway station. Tourists will have to hire taxis or take buses in order to reach the airport from the railway station. 

Buses hide 

Low floor Volvo Ac as well as Non Ac buses run by Kerala State Road Transportation ply to and from the airport every hour from various parts of the city. Check with the airport authorities for the timings. 

Taxi hide 

Government as well as private taxis are available 24 hours for the airport. There are fully computerized and automated hire and Pre Paid Taxi Counters at both the Domestic and International Terminals. Pre Paid Taxis are also available on daily hire basis for conducted tours. Please note that credit card payment is not accepted for hire or pre-paid taxi services at the airport.

 Who flies to Kochi

 Airport Contact Details

Kochi Airport

Kochi Airport PO,
Nedumbassery 683 111,

Tel:+91 (0)484 2610115


 Location Details

Longitude:76° 16' 18'' E
Latitude:9° 56' 39'' N

 Airport Location

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