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Kochi Airport - Cochin International Airport (COK)

Cochin International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located in Nedumbassery, 29 km from the city center, this is the largest airport in Kerala and one of major gateway to India. It is also India's 4th busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and seventh busiest overall.

Cochin has regular flights to almost all the cities in Middle East and few destinations in Southeast Asia. India's low cost airline Air India Express, have its primary hub in Kochi which connects to multiple cities in Middle East, Dubai being most prominent. Its equally well connected from most of the cities in India by domestic carriers.

Kochi Airport Terminals

Cochin International Airport has three main terminals. Two domestic terminals and one international terminal. There is also a cargo terminal spread over an area of 2,000 acres (810 ha).

Terminal 2 Kochi Airport

Terminal 2 is currently used for domestic operations. This will be shortly converted into Executive terminal once the domestic operations shifts to Terminal 1.

Terminal 1 Kochi Airport

Terminal 1 used to be an international terminal until the operations were shifted to the new international Terminal 3. CIAL is the fifth airport in India to install advanced in-line baggage screening systems, replacing conventional x-ray based manual screening.

Terminal 3 Kochi Airport

On 8 September 2012, the director board of CIAL approved the design of the new international terminal which will cost 6 billion (US$94 million). It has two levels, the ground level for arrivals and the top level for departures.

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To and From Kochi Airport

There are many ways to reach Kochi Airport.

  • By Bus to Kochi Airport

    KSRTC operates two classes of bus service from the airport: fast passenger and super fast express. This bus operate every 10-20 minutes to most of the nearby towns and places. KSRTC also operates premium air-conditioned service which consists of modern Volvo fleet, better known as Orange Buses.

  • By Prepaid Taxi to Kochi Airport

    All taxis operated from Cochin airport belongs to Cochin Airport Taxi Society (CATS) which is a pre-paid taxi service. For airport/city transfers, the standard rate for all vehicles is Rs 19 per Km for Non Air-conditioned vehicles and Rs 23 for Air-conditioned vehicle. The Minimum fare is Rs 400 with distance of 22 Kms.

  • By Radio Taxi to Kochi Airport

    Radio cabs are also available on prior booking basis. Most of Radio cabs need to be booked via toll free numbers or through mobile apps. Kochi Taxi (+91 7034301815), Travel Dayz (0484-230-333-9), The Trip India (+91 8281667203).

Shop Dine Relax Kochi Airport

There are many shops available on Kochi Airport.

Sl.NoCategoryLocationConcessionaire
1Books & PeriodicalsInternational Security HoldDC Books
2Premium Leather goodsInternational Security HoldDamilano
3HandicraftInternational Security HoldW H Smith
4Women Accessories & bagsInternational Security HoldHi design
5LuggageInternational Security HoldSamsonite
6WatchesInternational Security HoldSwiss Time House
7Souvenir & GiftsInternational Security HoldLotus House
8UmbrellaInternational Security HoldJohns Umbrella
9Men’s Foot wearInternational Security HoldDoc & Mark
10Convenience storeInternational Security HoldW H Smith
11Packed Every day snacksInternational Security HoldNavya bakers
12Spices & dry FruitsInternational Security HoldWenders
13Beauty & WellnessInternational Security HoldBipha Ayurveda
14Books & PeriodicalsInternational Security HoldSankars the Book people
15Ayurvedic cornerInternational Security HoldBipha Ayurveda
16Men’s ApparelInternational Security HoldRamsons
17Women & Kid’s ApparelInternational Security HoldW
18Jewellery & PearlsInternational Security HoldMamanram Pearls & Jewellers
19Kerala Khadi productsInternational Security HoldKerala Khadi Board
20Indian SweetsInternational Security HoldW H Smith
21Heaven on Earth - SpaInternational Security HoldHeaven On Earth
22Sim card KioskInternational Security HoldMatrix
23Sim card KioskInternational Security HoldUniconnect
24Free Telephone KioskInternational Security HoldAirtel
25FOREXInternational Security HoldThomas cook
26Snack BarInternational Security HoldPop & Go
27Snack BarInternational Security HoldWrap & Roll
28Snack BarInternational Security HoldLil Tiffin
29Snack BarInternational Security HoldCurry Tree Express
30Snack BarInternational Security HoldExpresso
31Food CourtInternational Security HoldBurger King
32Premium LoungeInternational Security HoldEarth Lounge
33Lounge BarInternational Security HoldFire Fly
34Snack BarInternational CheckinI Bar
35FOREXInternational Checkin area/ArrivalThomas cook
36FOREXInternational Checkin area/ArrivalWeizmann
37FOREXInternational Checkin area/ArrivalState bank of India
38FOREXInternational Checkin area/ArrivalFederal Bank
39Mobile CounterInternational ArrivalIdea
40Mobile CounterInternational ArrivalAirtel
41Mobile CounterInternational ArrivalVodafone
42ApparelsDomestic CheckinTradition
43Cashew & spicesDomestic CheckinCashew & spices
44Chips & oilDomestic CheckinKerala Spices & oil
45CosmeticsDomestic CheckinDesire Boutique
46Travel ProductsDomestic CheckinTravel Accessories
47Book StoreDomestic CheckinMalayala Manorama
48Book StoreDomestic CheckinDeshabimani Publication
49Book StoreDomestic CheckinMatrubhumi Publication
50FOREXDomestic CheckinFederal Bank
51Lounge / RestaurantDomestic CheckinAnjali Hotels Pvt Ltd
52LuggageDomestic Security HoldSafari
53White wear ApparelsDomestic Security HoldMCR Fabrics
54Spices & CashewDomestic Security HoldTradition
55Womens ApparelDomestic Security HoldRamsons
56Foot WearDomestic Security HoldPavers England
57Premium Leather goodsDomestic Security HoldHi design
58Books & PeriodicalsDomestic Security HoldSankars the Book people
59Umbrella StoreDomestic Security HoldJohns Umbrella
60 Ayurveda cornerDomestic Security HoldBipha Pharma Pvt Ltd
61Electronic Life StyleDomestic Security HoldXone
62Mens ApparelDomestic Security HoldKalsburg
63Snack BarDomestic Security Hold

Airlines Operating on Kochi Airport

  1. IndiGo -
  2. AirAsia India -
  3. SpiceJet -
  4. Air India -
  5. GoAir -
  6. Jet Airways -
  7. Vistara -