Cochin International Airport in South Indian state of Kerala is currently closed and will not be opened till 2. p.m on 26 August 2018.
Heavy Monsoon rains have flooded the airport more than 6 feet, and some residents reported that rising water level has been submerging both people and buildings in the airport region.
Air Navigation Services wing of Airports Authority of India has issued NOTAM (notice to airmen) and suspended all flights.
Eight domestic airlines — Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia India, Vistara, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet — fly to Cochin.. and also, 12 foreign carriers — Oman Air, Saudia, FlyDubai, Jazeera Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Malindo, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Scoot and Sri Lankan Airlines —fly to the airport.
— Varun (@Varun_kumark) August 16, 2018
That is the condition of Cochin International Airport today (CIAL). So you can imagine how the livelihoods are affected around with the flood and continuous rain..#KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/5dMOEmHlSU
— The Great Dictator..! (@tittoantony) August 15, 2018
Duty free shop inside the airport