VOCL Airport
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Business Aircraft ops to Calicut, India

Airport name: Kozhikode International Airport

ICAO code: VOCL                                              


City Name: Calicut

Country: India

Fire Category: VII

Airport Operating Hours of VOCL airport / CCJ airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VOCL airport / CCJ airport: Nil

 (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VOCL airport)

CIQ Hours of VOCL airport / CCJ airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VOCL airport / CCJ airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VOCL airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator. VOCL airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) 45 (-) 15 minutes.

Parking Availability at VOCL airport / CCJ airport: Limited overnight parking is available in VOCL airport with prior approval only. VOCL airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands at VOCL airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VOCL airport also have few power in and self power out parking stands subject to availability.

Port of entry/exit VOCL airport / CCJ airport: Yes, VOCL airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights in India: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online. If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

Pax visa requirements for GA flights in India: All Pax must arrive with valid Indian visa or Indian e-visa (available online).

E-visa acceptable VOCL airport / CCJ airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VOCL airport. E-visa is acceptable at VOCL Airport.

Ground Handler at VOCL airport / CCJ airport: VVIP Flight (ops@vvipflight.com) can assist you with your Landing permits, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel coordination, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VOCL airport / CCJ airport

VOCL Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 03 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except flights originating from PRC countries i.e. China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria. It takes 07 working days to obtain landing permission for flights originating from PRC countries (flight should operate on 8th day).

GA Lounge/Terminal at VOCL airport / CCJ Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VOCL airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VOCL airport / CCJ airport:  VOCL airport have few power in and self power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VOCL airport are self power in and pushed back parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VOCL /CCJ airport:  Catering facility is available at VOCL. We can also assist in arranging catering at VOCL airport from nearby 5 star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VOCL / CCJ airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VOCL airport.

Hotel at VOCL airport:  The Gateway Hotel and The Riviz Calicut Hotel are some good options available in the city.

Places to Visit: Calicut or Kozhikode is well known for its beautiful landscape, festival calendar and above all its warm and fun loving local populace. Kozhikode has an important part in the history of Kerala as the Portuguese explorer; Vasco Da Gama had first set foot on its shores at Kappad beach. It was a busy port and a trading hub and was of great strategic importance in the yore. There are many tourist places to visit in Calicut. Take a peek at the past by visiting the Kappad Beach & Beypore Fort. The unspoilt and unbelievably uncrowded, the Kappad beach offers a memorable experience. Enjoy one of the best sunsets that you have ever seen or soak up the enviably slow pace of life here. Nothing seems to have changed in Kappad for the last many years and this timeless charm is what makes it a hot tourist attraction. The bird watchers cannot afford to miss out a trip to the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is home to over hundred bird species. All Calicut holidays would invariably have a trip to the Thusharagiri waterfall that beats down from an impressive height. It is a popular trekking and rock-climbing spot as well, which makes it popular among adventure tourists. No matter whether you are here to enjoy a tranquil holiday in the lap of nature or an adrenalin fueled holiday, Tusharagiri would be the right option. It also has crocodile farm, managed by the state forest department.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us ops@vvipflight.com or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM, Fire category or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for most latest information please feel free to contact us.

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