Kochi Airport

  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger 4 days ago

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh seized from air passenger June 14, 2014

    Kochi: Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh were seized from a passenger who arrived at the International airport here from Dubai, custom officials said today. 30-year-old Ameer Ariyamillathil hailing from Vatakara in Kozhikode, had smuggled in the gold bars wrapped in black cello tape and concealed them in his hip pocket,...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers April 8, 2014

    Gold weighing 1.7397 kg totally and valued at Rs 50.93 lakh was seized and three passengers, including a Singapore citizen, were arrested by customs officials at the airport in Kochi on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle the precious metal in different forms. While two of the passengers arrived from Singapore,...
  • CCL team Kerala Strikers deplaned at Kochi airport for misbehaviour February 21, 2014

    Kochi: Celebrity Cricket League team Kerala Strikers was offloaded from a plane at the Kochi airport for allegedly behaving badly with the airline crew. The 30-member team was on its way to Hyderabad for a match. Some of the team members allegedly misbehaved with the air-hostess following which she complained....
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday September 12, 2013

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic controllers...
  • Kerala: Downpour, landslips claim 14 lives; Kochi airport closed August 5, 2013

    Idukki/Kochi: Fourteen persons died on Monday and several reported missing in landslips triggered by heavy rain in high range Idukki and adjoining districts of Kerala, forcing closure of Cochin International Airport as the runway was waterlogged. Eight contingents of Army and National Disaster Relief Force have been called to speed...
  • Kochi Airport on high alert after bomb threat December 11, 2012

    Kochi: Police and CISF personnel are on high alert at the Kochi Airport at nearby Nedumbassery following an anonymous call on Tuesday morning that a bomb had been planted there. The call was received at the Air India office at the Airport around 6.45 am. No specific area or location was...
  • AI hijack alarm: 'Felt threatened by passengers' October 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India woman pilot, who sounded a hijack alert at the airport here after some protesting passengers allegedly tried to force their way into the cockpit, in her police complaint claimed she was threatened with dire consequences. According to the FIR lodged with city police, Commander Rupali Waghmare complained...
  • Sex racket: Girls taken to Gulf on forged passports July 29, 2012

    Kochi: The Crime Branch team investigating a sex racket in Kochi, whereby young girls were taken to the Gulf, received information on Saturday that about 12 girls were transported with the assistance of Kochi airport officials by forging the passports. The Crime Branch investigation was held on the basis of...
  • Kochi mishap: DGCA blames Gulf Air pilot August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: A preliminary probe by DGCA has blamed the pilot of the Gulf Air plane, which had skidded off the runway in Kochi international airport, for not following universally accepted parameters for landing in rains and on a wet runway, sources said on Tuesday. "It was...
  • Kochi: Gulf Air plane towed back to taxibay August 30, 2011

    Kochi: The Gulf Air plane from Bahrain, which had skidded off the runway into a muddy area while landing at the international airport in Kochi, was towed back to the taxibay early on Tuesday. After a night-long operation, the aircraft was lifted at 6 am with the help of huge cranes....
  • Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi airport August 29, 2011

    Kochi: A Gulf Air flight from Bahrain overshot the runway at Kochi airport on Monday. 137 passengers were on board, seven have been injured and the others are safe. Airbus 320 Gulf Air was coming from Bahrain to Kochi. It overshot the runway while it was landing at the airport around...
  • AI plane makes emergency landing at Kochi airport June 29, 2010

    Kochi: An Air India plane, with 49 people on board, made an emergency landing at Kochi airport on Tuesday. The plane landed under emergency conditions at the airport soon after take off as the pilot noticed some technical problem in one of the engines. The Kochi-Bangalore-Chennai A-320 IC 509 flight with...