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Cochin -Singapore connections??

I am really wondering why there is no Indian flights to Singapore.There is only one flight serving between these 2 route (SilkAir) and it is charging min.SGD600(INR.20000) and upto SGD2500(INR85000) this X'Mas time....This route is one of major hub for all who travelling to Europe and America and other South East countries.

This route can be served min.of SGD250 which Tiger and Air Asia doing rite now...Tiger started flying to Trivandrum now...

Just want to know,whether any potential budget airline coming to this route like Air India Express,Tiger,Spicejet .......???
 

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Tiger airways is planning to restart Kochi flight. Hopefully they will include it in 2011 summer schedule.
Tiger Singapore-Kochi flight was started 2007 and stopped after 3-4 months..So i dont think they will resume the same service again..Cause Tiger And SilkAir are the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines...
 

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Very Very Happy news for Cochin Airport

4 new airlines planning to start from Kochi Airport by Summer 2011. Thai Air Asia, Tiger Airways, RAK Airways and Sri-Lankan airlines will be operational from Kochi Airport. This information was shared by a senior executive of CIAL during Airport conference held yesterday in Dubai. :banana::banana:

Apart from this, Fujarah is planning to register a cargo airline with advisory and technical support of Cochin Airport, which will have Cochin as cargo gateway for South Asia.

Its good news to hear, more airlines coming to Kerala.:cheers:

This is a great news....We will have direct budget airline to Singapore and Thailand...It will promote tourism and more connections to Europe and America from Singapore....

Any idea when they will start this operations??
 

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As per 09DEC10 GDS timetable display, SriLankan Airlines has postponed planned service resumption on Colombo – Kochi (India) route. Daily Airbus A320 service was planned to resume from 01FEB11, but this is now being postponed, with new resumption date effective 01MAR11.

Operational schedule remains the same at this moment:

UL165 CMB0725 – 0835COK 320 x367
UL167 CMB1420 – 1530COK 320 367

UL166 COK0925 – 1035CMB 320 x367
UL168 COK1620 – 1730CMB 320 367

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http://airlineroute.net/2010/12/09/ul-cok-mar11/#more-27817
When will be the booking starts??It is just 2 more months to start the service....
 

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True!!! They have made Mumbai as Cochin and Surat as Mumbai. Someone must teach them geography class.:lol::lol:
Totally the website seems to be really stupid....Even they booking havent started ,but they copy and paste the Air Asia's November 09 Free Seats offer...

Pls Advise,This Airline Just register last year and going to start international operations straight away....Why Indian airlines like Spicejet,Indigo need to go for 5 year domestic service first before start international operations??This is not fair...
 

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As per 09DEC10 GDS timetable display, SriLankan Airlines has postponed planned service resumption on Colombo – Kochi (India) route. Daily Airbus A320 service was planned to resume from 01FEB11, but this is now being postponed, with new resumption date effective 01MAR11.

Operational schedule remains the same at this moment:

UL165 CMB0725 – 0835COK 320 x367
UL167 CMB1420 – 1530COK 320 367

UL166 COK0925 – 1035CMB 320 x367
UL168 COK1620 – 1730CMB 320 367

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http://airlineroute.net/2010/12/09/ul-cok-mar11/#more-27817
just 1 more month for March and still there is no updates on this news.Any news??
 

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Malayaali, Good updates.... I wish Jet Airways increases more connectivity to Gulf countries, so that we people really benefit.

I think, they can consider Kochi-KL/SIN routes, as they are really profitable. Currently Air Asia and Silk Air is really sweeping huge amount from this sector without any competition....

Likewise I believe its a good move to have a Kochi-JFK flight via Mumbai which I believe will be a direct flight. Stop-over is okay, but change of flight will not be an advantage. If using any Middle East flight like Emirates or Etihad, you need not change any airport terminal, rather just walk into transit lounge within a same complex. Whereas if there is a change of flight in Mumbai, many people may not be interested, as it involves a change of airport terminal....

The key success of this route lies shortest connecting time, lower costs and number of frequencies. Emirates and Qatar operates twice a day from Kochi and more than 4 times from their hubs, hence passengers get more choice. Increased waiting time, will surely spoil the party......

Congrats Naresh Goyal, for expressing your concern for Kerala....:banana::banana:
Kochi-KL still ok cause AirAsia giving such a low fare....But there should be an Indian Airline to Singapore from Kochi to beat SilkAir's monopoly and high airfare rate.....
 

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Among the 17 international airports across India, Cochin International Airport witnessed the maximum passenger growth this fiscal at 52.8%, with Guwahati a distant second at 21.7%.

Delhi boasts of being the busiest airport in the country, but Mumbai still retains the edge as far as international passengers are concerned.

According to data from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Mumbai International Airport saw more international passenger traffic than Delhi in the first nine months of this fiscal.

Between April and December 2010, 66.93 lakh international passengers traversed through the Delhi International Airport (DIAL), while the traffic in Mumbai during the same period was 67.75 lakh.

In fact, the year-on-year growth in international traffic at Mumbai was also at a slightly faster clip of 11.1% against 10.5% at Delhi.
In the domestic case, however, Delhi remains the clear winner.

Delhi saw over 1.5 crore passengers, whereas Mumbai had to be content with a little over 1.48 crore. This was despite the fact that domestic traffic at Mumbai grew at a faster clip of 4.3% year-on-year, whereas the growth was only 13.4% for the DIAL.

It is interesting to note that though Delhi retains the number one slot in combined traffic figures, it has again fallen behind Mumbai in terms of total traffic for December last year.

While 27.1 lakh passengers, international as well as domestic, used the Delhi airport in December, the figure was 27.36 lakh for Mumbai.

Could this perhaps be due to persistent fears of the famous Delhi fog, which holds up numerous flights and causes severe delays between December and January each year?

As per AAI figures, overall traffic growth across all airports in the country between April and December this year was a healthy 15.1%.

For the first time, total passengers using Indian airports crossed the 10-crore mark to settle at 10.55 crore in the nine month period under review, against 9.17 crore in the same period of previous fiscal.

Among the 17 international airports across India, Cochin International Airport witnessed the maximum passenger growth this fiscal at 52.8%, with Guwahati a distant second at 21.7%.

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AI launches web check-in facility

KOCHI: Air India has introduced web check-in facility that facilitates passengers to check-in for Air India flights from any location over the internet.
According to a statement, the check-in window opens 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure for domestic and international flights originating from the six metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
For flights originating from non-metro stations, the check-in window will be open 24-hours prior to scheduled departure of flights.
The passenger has to visit the Air India website, www.airindia.in and click the Web check-in page of the ‘Manage your trip’ option and follow the user-friendly guide.
The passenger can take a print out of the boarding pass and proceed directly to the security check at the airport, in case they are travelling with handbag only.
In case they have registered baggage, they will need to contact the baggage drop counter to deposit the baggage and collect the registered baggage tags.
Passengers travelling on international sectors are issued with a confirmation slip instead of a boarding card.
At the airport they will have to contact the dedicated baggage drop counter to get their baggage registered and to get the document verification done.

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Summer schedule 2011 is just 2 weeks away. I have gone through the airline schedules and didn’t find any new services other than Kuwait Airways daily Kuwait (i.e. 4 additional flights/week) and Srilankan Airlines daily Colombo flights. Moreover Air India’s early morning Mumbai-Kochi flight is not shown in S11 schedule. Overall there is no major increase compared to other airports.

Let us hope for some good news in the coming days.
Thats a sad news indeed.What happens to Thai Air Asia,Tiger Airways and Crystal thai airways???
 

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CIAL conducts seminar on heli-tourism

For the first time in Kerala, a daylong seminar on Heli-Touirism was conducted at Kochi International Airport. The seminar was inaugurated by the guest of honour Dadoo, IAS, administrator, Lakshadweep and the welcome speech was delivered by CIAL MD Dr C G Krishnadas Nair, who spoke about the immense possibility of heli tourism in Kerala and emphasised that CIAL, as an international airport, is willing to provide facilities for helicopter operation and CIAL is all out to construct a heliport in CIAL.

In his inaugural address Dadoo, explained the possibilities and new avenues waiting for such operators at Lakshadweep. The string of islands lying not far away from the Kerala has every chance for such service and in fact Lakshadweep is really looking forward to such a big opportunity. He offered all assistance possible to heli operators to start operations. Even Kerala Tourism could be connected with Lakshadweep and by this both the regions will benefit, he added.

Dr Philip Augustine, MD, Lakeshore Hospital outlined the benefits of heli lift to patients who need immediate medical attention. Now the roads in and around is thickly populated by uncontrollable traffic, cannot guarantee the life of a person in real danger and the precious time left out could be used by a heli-lift.

Air Vice Marshal Sreedharan, president, Rotary Wing Society of India spoke on the different types of helicopters available in India and abroad and the operational point of heli service. He opined that heli service can be made profitable only when the heli service is away from the normal rules and strictness attached to airlines. Heli service is meant for few people, whether a small group of business or a group of visitors of pilgrim centres. The economy must be viable to the user.

The topics covered in the seminar included: Potential for heli-connectivity in Kerala and CIAL 's plan for Heli-Hub, Heli-Terminal and Heli-MRO; leisure tourist destinations and heli connectivity; heli tourism; pilgrimage centres and heli connectivity in Kerala; engineering part of helicopters; helicopter fuelling modalities; city centres and heli connectivity; helicopters in heli ambulance and medical tourism; emergency evacuation and boosting the economic development of Kerala through Eurocopter's aircraft. After the panel discussion, the concluding remarks and vote of thanks was delivered by CIAL airport director, A C K Nair.

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ID cards mandatory with entry tickets at airports

Nedumbassery (Ker), Mar 15 (PTI) As part of tightened security measures for visitors at airports in the country, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has made it mandatory for people to produce a photo identity card with the entry ticket.

Acting on the direction of BCAS, security personnel from Central Industrial Security Forces will permit ticket holders to the terminal only after verification of the Photo Identity Card issued by any government agencies or similar officials.
People entering the terminal will be checked thoroughly.

The new system has been introduced in Kochi International Airport also, CIAL sources said.

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Summer Schedule will start from march 27 to october 29.
Flight services will increase to 443 from 413.
259 domestic services,189 international services.
New airlines for summer schedule -Srilankan airlines to COK-CMB daily.
 

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Kerala Aircraft Static Display Show - 2011

India: Kerala Aircraft Static Display Show - 2011



Titan Aviation in partnership with Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is organizing the first ever “Kerala Aircraft Static Display Show - 2011” scheduled to be held on April 29th and 30th in Cochin International Airport, Cochin, Kerala.

The purpose of the event is to create awareness about general and corporate aviation among business community and bring them in direct contact with Business / Private Aircraft manufacturers and sellers.

Titan Aviation co-sponsored the Heli Tourism Conference held in CIAL on 15th Feb 2011 to promote the concept of Helicopter Tourism and Helicopter Charter Operations in and around Kerala. “Within a month of Heli Tourism Conference, our commitment to organize the Aircraft Static Display Event shows the dedication and commitment of Titan Aviation in promoting business aviation and aircraft charter services in India, especially in South India where we have offices in Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin.” says Mr. Sajad Mohamed, CEO of Titan Aviation.

Touted as 'God’s own country' Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, ayurvedic treatment and tropical greenery. With a literacy rate of 94.59% Kerala has the highest Human Development Index than any other state in India and as per the Transparency International survey Kerala was ranked as the least corrupt state in the country.

Since 1990’s the liberalization of economy has fuelled growth and job creation in Kerala. For example during 2007-2008 Kerala’s GSDP was US$36.06bn out of which 63.8% was contributed by the service sector including tourism, banking, finance, transportation and communications. This growth demands the need for faster and efficient mode of air transportation for the business community and high net worth individuals which can be provided only by means of private / business aircraft operations.

This show will provide a platform to introduce the concept of Private Aircraft / Helicopter ownership and the benefits of private air travel to the rich clientele of Kerala and South India. Titan Aviation will play the role of a mediator connecting aircraft exhibitors and potential customers from South India where as CIAL will take care of necessary arrangements for the Static Display of Aircraft, relevant infrastructure, security and support for the exhibitors and visitors.


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