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Kerala Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The main airport that serves Kerala is properly called Cochin International Airport
  • The original airport was built on Willingdon Island by the British in 1936
  • It’s the fourth busiest airport in India serving 4.7 million passengers in 2012
  • Despite its importance, it has no direct flights from the UK and travellers to Kerala must change en route at Singapore, Dubai or Kuala Lumpur before continuing to Cochin

Kerala Airport Mini Guide

Who Flies to Kerala?
Years ago, Goa was the holiday hotspot of India but as the resorts grew more crowded and tatty, the discerning tourist looked for a beautiful alternative and found it in Kerala. Today it’s still relatively quiet despite the arrival of exclusive resorts but you’ll find pockets of the true southern India there to tempt you.

Kerala Dhoni Hills View Palakkad

How do I get to Cochin International Airport?
With it being more than a nascent tourist destination you’d have thought it would have more direct flights from Europe but there are none. That however, has the benefit of keeping the less serious traveller away. If you’re going to visit Kerala, the best way is to connect through Dubai or if it’s any cheaper or more convenient, through Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or one of the big Indian cities.

Kerala Cochin International Airport

What is the Airport Like?
Passenger services are still under development at Cochin Airport but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out. There’s the biggest duty free facility in India and a new bigger one is already under construction. You’ll find a few other shops selling books and local handicrafts but the airport’s wish to pursue non-air based revenue means that more will join them. At the moment the single bar called Firefly and the only restaurant Kochi STReat are good enough places to find refreshment but again, more will open soon in a brand new food court. Elsewhere there are passenger lounges for you to relax in prior to your flight and facilities such as information, car hire desks and security are easily located.

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Kerala has beautiful beaches but there’s so much more to the country. You’ll only see a small part around your resort and perhaps a bit more with excursions but to have the freedom to explore the region; hire a car at Cochin Airport.

Begin your exploration by pre-booking the car of your choice on this website – there are many different vehicles for you to choose from so you’re bound to find one you like. We’ll give you a price that includes a wide range of benefits from collision damage waiver to comprehensive insurance and whilst we’re sure you won’t have any problems with our latest model Cochin Airport hire cars, we also include 24 hour emergency cover, just in case. If you’re not pleasantly surprised already, you will be when you see our hard to beat price. We work with all the major Cochin Airport car hire companies to ensure that we find you the best price for your Kerala hire car.

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