The operations at the Kerala International Airport have been stopped because of the torrential rains in Kerala. The operations have been stopped for four days and a red alert has been issued in 12 out of 14 district following the floods.
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This is the first time Kerala airport has been closed for four days. The arrival operations were suspended on August 9th for 2 hours. All Air India express flights from Cochin will operate from Thiruvananthapuram, a spokesman of the national carrier said.
Several airlines including Vistara, Jet Airways, Indigo, Spicejet tweeted about the cancellation of flights:
To check your flight status follow: https://t.co/q3TCmCPN0Q pic.twitter.com/1DJyx1mbDL
— Jet Airways (@jetairways) August 15, 2018
All flights to/fro Kochi, stand cancelled till Aug 16, 2018 due to runway unavailability owing to flood situation. For cancellations/rescheduling, please visit https://t.co/ofwzjniT1l
We hope everything gets normal soon.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 15, 2018
Due to heavy rains & flooding of the runway,Cochin International Airport Ltd(CIAL) has temporarily suspended operations at the Kochi airport till Saturday,18th August 2018(2 PM).Work is on to drain runway & resume operations ASAP.Emergency Control Room Nos.: 0484 3053500, 2610094 pic.twitter.com/7eSQVvGUrD
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) August 15, 2018
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Train services was disrupted between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari after main bridges were swept away in the gushing waters. Kerala sought relief from Indian Army as the death toll rose to 40.