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Cochin International Airport (Malayalam: കൊച്ചി അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം) (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI), also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL, is the largest and busiest airport in Kerala, located at Nedumbassery, 25 km (16 mi) north of Kochi, in India. For the financial year 2010-11, it was the seventh busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic and fourth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. The airport is the primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet and Kingfisher Airlines.
Cochin International Airport is the first airport in the country developed under a public-private partnership(PPP) model. The airport pioneered the concept of private investment in the airport sector after being incorporated as a public limited company, receiving investments from nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from 30 countries.
The airport handled 4.3 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 411 per week for the year 2009–10. The airport handles approximately 800 aircraft per week, with 10,800 passengers each day. 8 domestic airlines and 16 international airlines connect Kochi with nearly 40 destinations nationally and internationally.
The first public-private partnership airport in India.
This airport opened in 1999, taking over scheduled passenger service (and the IATA identifier COK) from Willingdon Island (VOCC).