Singapore Airlines Resumes Service From Kochi Airport

Singapore Airlines has announced the resumption of passenger flights from the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL).

Cial said there will be three flight operations per week from November 30.

From November 30, there will be three flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. On these days the flight arrives at Kochi at 10.15pm and departs at 11.05pm, Cial said in a release.

“We are extremely happy to have Singapore Airlines here after a 20-month long hiatus. With the resumption of flights from Kochi, passengers can finally reunite with their friends and family in Singapore,” Cial managing director S Suhas said.

Cial now handles 185 weekly departures to the Middle East. The airport operator also facilitates flights to the UK, Sri Lanka and Male.

Cial hopes that by the end of the year the international flights operations at Kochi airport will be back to normal.

Meanwhile, the Centre on Monday informed the high court during hearing of a plea by a man seeking a third jab of an internationally accepted vaccine so that he can go back to the Gulf nation for work, that Saudi Arabia has withdrawn its ban on travellers from India.

The man had received two doses of Covaxin which was earlier not recognised by Saudi Arabia and had moved the high court, seeking directions to the state and the Centre to administer him a third dose of an internationally recognised vaccine like Covishield.

Taking note of the Centre’s submission, the court disposed of the plea.

CIALhopes that by the end of the year the international flights operations will be back to normal.