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There are three airports in Kerala. Trivandrum and Cochin airports are linked with International airports. There are daily flights operating from Singapore, Colombo, Male, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Calicut airport is linked nationally.

India's first privately owned, custom built international airport is due to open in January 1999 at Cochin. The airport is nearly 75 percent finished. Construction of the country's longest runway - 3,400 meters - is already complete. The air traffic control facility is being built and will be operated by the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The instrument landing systems, including the localizer and glide path are also in place. The pavement has been designed to take the load of Boeing 747-400 aircraft, while underground drainage structures have been designed for the load of a one million pound aircraft.

The company is an extension of the Kochi International Airport Society, which aimed to set up an airport using donations from non-resident Indians. It has already collected donations from non-resident and resident Indians, which will be converted into shares. Among the companies taking equity in the project are Bharat Petroleum, the Federal Bank and the ground handling agency and flight catering company, which have not been named. Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) is responsible for aircraft fueling. The Federal Bank will put up the foreign exchange counters at the airport.

Major domestic international airlines and charter services have begun negotiations for landing rights at the new airport, according to V.J.Kurien, managing director, Cochin International Airport Ltd. CIAL expects 700,000 passengers in the first year of operation.

The company plans to balance the income from airport and non-airport revenue, earning about 50 percent from each. Bidders for the lucrative ground handling contract for the new airport include Air India and Cambatta Aviation as well as Singapore's Aviation and Terminal Service (SATS), Danata of Dubai, Ogden of the U.S. and an Air New Zealand subsidiary.

The new airport will feature an integrated cargo handling facility, a large duty-free shopping area, a business center, extensive aircraft maintenance facilities, custom-free export zones, a tourist handling center and an underground rail station.

The different international flights operating are Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Lanka, Air Maldives and Air India. The domestic flights are Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

Trivandrum International airport lies at the south end of Kerala. International flights to: Colombo, Singapore, Maldives, Dubai, Abudabi, Muscot, Doha, Kuwait, Baharin, Riad & Doha. Domestic flights to: Cochin, Banglore, Chennai (Madras), Mumbai (Bombay) & New Delhi.

New Cochin International airport lies between Cochin and Trichur. International flights to: Vienna, Dubai, Abudabi, Muscot, Kuwait, Sharja & Daharan. Domestic flights to: Agatti, Banglore, Chennai, Coimbatore, New Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Trichy, Trivandrum & Calicut.

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