Cochin International Airport Celebrates 25 Years of Success

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is proud to celebrate its silver jubilee year, marking 25 years of connecting Kerala to the world. CIAL, a pioneer in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model for airport development in India, started its journey in 1999. Today, it stands tall as a profitable organization handling over 63.5% of Kerala's air passenger traffic. CIAL is committed to its long-term vision. The management has meticulously crafted a strategic development plan to capitalize on the anticipated growth in the Indian aviation sector. The focus areas include: introducing new international routes, expanding domestic services for cost-effective travel options, leveraging cutting-edge technology for exceptional passenger experience, implementing innovative operational strategies for financial optimization. Cochin Airport is the only one in India to achieve profitability post-pandemic. The company has witnessed a remarkable financial turnaround, with a profit of Rs 350 crore in FY 2023-24. This achievement is because of the effective measures and strategies implemented by team CIAL. The airport enjoys a distinct advantage due to its strategic location. It  offers the highest number of international-domestic connections in Kerala, providing easy access to major tourist destinations. This, coupled with the proactive marketing efforts to attract new airlines, has resulted in successful route launches. CIAL is actively pursuing direct connections to Europe.CIAL is confident that this proactive approach will soon yield positive results.  With a focus on innovation and sustainability, CIAL is charting a new course for the future. CIAL ensures an exceptional aviation experience for the passengers while contributing to the growth of Kerala and the Indian aviation sector.


Pets can now be exported through Cochin Airport

CIAL is now an authorised port for the import of drugs and cosmetics

CIAL adds new domestic routes in the revised summer schedule

Lion Air started Bangkok service

Thai Airways commences Premium Service from Cochin to Bangkok

CIAL  handled more than 1 crore passengers in FY 2023-24

 Business Jet Terminal at CIAL celebrates 1000 Flight Services Milestone

CIAL’s summer schedule ; Additional services to London, Maldives, Agatti & Bangkok

CIAL announces strategic agreement with BPCL to establish first Green Hydrogen plant in an airport in the world

CIAL unveils luxury air travel to Thailand

*Headway for CIAL’s plan for becoming a regional hub; introduces more tier 2 routes *

CIASL academy gets Airport Council International’s accreditation

 CIAL achieved a record of handling 10 million passengers in a calendar year

CIAL to implement FASTag; Smart Parking systems

Kerala remains steadfast in implementing alternative ideas to Liberalization: Chief Minister

Kerala Chief Minister to launch CIAL’s 7 mega projects

CIAL posts record profit in its history; declares highest dividend of 35%

Thumping response from investors

CIAL announces direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taj group of hotels announces 100 crore investment in cochin airport's 112-Key 5 star hotel project

CIAL announces summer schedule : 1484 services weekly

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy has crossed another milestone this week,

Timely modernisation of public sector will trigger state's progress: Chief Minister

Enhances its green energy capacity to 50 MWp

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), the Greenport of Kerala has introduced aquaculture practices at CIAL Golf Club waterbodies.