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Abu Dhabi: The UAE-based airlines have advised the passengers travelling to and from Kochi in the next four days to contact them for changes in the booking following the cancellation of all flights after the closure of the airport due to heavy rains and flooding.


Etihad inbound and outbound flights to Kochi have been cancelled and guests are being provided alternative flights or accommodation where needed, an Etihad spokesperson said.

Etihad Airways Guest Control team is assisting guests with rebooking and their onward travel arrangements.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this unexpected delay may have caused,” the spokesperson said.

For further information, passengers can call the Etihad Airways Contact Centre at +971 (0) 2599 0000.


According to an Emirates spokesperson, all Emirates flights from Wednesday to Saturday ( 18th August)  have been  cancelled. “Affected customers are advised to contact their travel agent or Emirates booking office to make changes to their bookings. Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused,” the spokesperson said on Wednesday.


Flydubai said all Flydubai flights to and from Kochi  will operate to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV).

“Passengers who have purchased tickets for travel to or from Kochi during this period are being contacted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our passengers’ travel schedules as a result of the adverse weather conditions,” said a Flydubai spokesperson.