Kochi: A long-cherished insist of the Kerala(KL) diaspora & the business society here changed into a reality when an Air India(In) non-stop airplane from London landed here on Fri..
The Cochin Intl. Air port Limited (CIAL) appreciated the AI 1186 airplane with a water salute.
In the context of fostering direct connectivity to Europe, CIAL has ruled to waive off overall landing fee for airlines functioning direct European solutions to Kochi.
The call going to give an instant advantage to the domestic carrier as it’s planned direct London-Kochi airplane until Sep 27.
The Air India(In) airplane from London’s Heathrow Air port (LHR) landed in Kochi on Fri. with 130 passengers on board.
A ‘follow me’ vehicle service has been facilitated by CIAL & as the airplane entered the taxiway link (connection), the fire tenders of CIAL Air port Rescue & Fire Fighting tandem gave a water salute.
The Air India(In) airplane deceased to London with 229 passengers.
Air India(In) has planned LHR-COK-LHR direct airplane solutions until Sep 27 in the context of Vande Bharat mission.
There going to be 2 solutions weekly. The Fri. airplane is planned to land here in 0400 & going to depart to London in 0600 where as the 2nd service going to arrive in 0015 on Sundays & depart in 1220 on the same day.
This is the for the first time that the domestic carrier is functioning a direct London service from Kochi & back.
CIAL had taken the call to waive off the landing fee for airlines functioning direct airplanes from Europe yrs. back & was in conversation with numerous of them.