Airport name: Cochin International Airport
ICAO code: VOCI
IATA Code: COK
City Name: Cochin
Fire Category: IX
Airport Operating Hours of VOCI airport / COK airport: H24
Curfew and Restrictions of VOCI airport / COK airport: Airport runway is closed for operation between 0830-1200 UTC on every Tuesday.
(It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VOCI airport)
CIQ Hours of VOCI airport / COK airport: H24
Slots/PPR requirements at VOCI airport / COK airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VOCI 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. VOCI airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) 45 (-) 15 minutes.
Parking Availability at VOCI airport / COK airport: Overnight parking is available in VOCI airport with prior approval only. VOCI 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 VOCI airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VOCI airport also have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability.
Port of entry/exit VOCI airport / COK airport: Yes, VOCI 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 VOCI airport / COK airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VOCI airport. E-visa is acceptable at VOCI Airport.
Ground Handler at VOCI airport / COK airport: VVIP Flight (email@example.com) can assist you with your Landing permits, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VOCI airport / COK airport.
VOCI 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 VOCI airport / COK Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VOCI airport.
Tow Bar requirements at VOCI airport / COK airport: VOCI airport have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VOCI 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 VOCI /COK airport: Catering facility is available at VOCI. We can also assist in arranging catering at VOCI airport from nearby 5-star hotels on request.
Jet Fuel at VOCI / COK airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VOCI airport.
Hotel at VOCI airport: Grand Hyatt Kochi, Taj Malabar Resort, Kochi Marriott and Crowne Plaza Kochi are some good options available in the city.
Places to Visit: Kochi is by far an exquisite halting destination to unwind amidst its posh environments. Touring in Kochi will leave you awestruck from the backwaters to beaches to hill stations; this state radiant’s with jade green glow and staggering palm trees. This scenic destination of Kochi is best described as bountiful and beautiful because of its rich flora and fauna.
Take a glimpse of the privately owned museums, architecture, European-built churches, and small historical towns in Kochi. If you are in Kochi take a step into Kerala Folklore Theatre and catch the glimpses of treasure troves that Kochi exudes through its numerous art and dance forms.
The true experience is going to Kochi, amazing delight, soothing massages, picnic on the beach and treasure troves of the temple, one can encounter all this only in Kochi. A great travel destination Kochi is indeed, but you can indulge in other top tourist attractions in Kochi like Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple to name a few.
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