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Enjoy the very best in premium quality air travel with flights from Abu Dhabi to Kochi with Qatar Airways, and arrive in India’s picturesque old port city stress-free and refreshed. We know how important it is for passengers to have ample space for relaxation, and be able to enjoy high-quality in-flight cuisine. Our award-winning service is renowned for flying you to your destination in the lap of luxury.
Kochi is an attractive city and port built on a peninsula and several small islands off India’s west coast. Its multicultural history can be seen in the numerous religious buildings belonging to differing faiths, and in the Fort Cochin district there are winding little alleyways lined with old warehouses and merchants’ buildings to explore. The small shops and cafés in the old Mattancherry neighbourhood are particularly attractive.
Winner of the coveted ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ Skytrax Award for three consecutive years, Abu Dhabi airport brings together everything that you could want in a departure point.
Convenience, great facilities and friendly staff make the beginning of your journey as easy and as stress-free as possible. Shop, dine and unwind as you rediscover the joy of international travel.
Transportation and Parking
A total of 1,430 parking spaces are available, with the majority focused around Terminal 3. Here you’ll find an ultra-modern, multi-storey parking area within walking distance of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. It has covered, temperature controlled parking bays and air-conditioned pedestrian walkways to both terminals.
Long-term parking is available for a maximum of 60 days. The distinctive, green and white A1 buses depart from the lower curbside outside Terminals 1 and 3 and outside Terminal 2, the Cargo Building and the Police Complex. Car hire, chauffeur-driven limousines and a pick-up and collection services are all available.
Arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport
If you are flying from Abu Dhabi with Qatar Airways then you will need to head to Terminal 1. An online check-in service is available.
To the left of the entrance gate you can pay for your parking, while airport information is situated to the right, next to the Abu Dhabi information desk.
Facilities and Amenities
Facilities in Terminal 1 are plentiful, ranging from a selection of banks and ATM points, to passenger information and visa collection points (to the right of the second entrance gate).
A selection of shops selling everything from perfume and sunglasses, to books, jewellery and fine leather goods are distributed throughout all three levels of the terminal. Cafés and food outlets serve everything from fast food to light snacks and refreshments.
Think of Kochi and the iconic image that springs to mind are the unique ‘Chinese fishing nets’ that line the harbour. But this bustling city is much more than simply a fishing port, and is one of the main tourist destinations in India.
Book a flight to Kochi with Qatar Airways and you’ll have the opportunity to explore this diverse city for yourself. A medieval city founded on the spice trade, modern Kochi is today a thriving commercial and technology centre too, representing India’s willingness to embrace and blend both its modern and traditional culture.
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi are a fabulous photo opportunity, particularly at sunset. But Kochi also has plenty of other attractions to entertain visitors. Everywhere you look you will see reminders of the city’s colonial past, including Princess Street, that is packed full of authentic European architecture.
In Fort Kochi you will also find the world’s only international pepper exchange, proving just how important this spice was and still is to the city. The Dutch Palace in Palace Road is a relic of the Dutch East India Company’s influence on the region, and throughout the city you will see Dutch influences alongside the colonial splendour of some of the British Raj buildings.
To find out more about the history of this eclectic city, visit the Hill Palace Museum, originally the Kochi Maharaja's palace and now the largest archaeological palace in South India. It includes the Cochin Royal Crown and Crown Jewels (be aware that security is understandably very tight around this section of the exhibition!). The palace/museum is surrounded by lush gardens patrolled by peacocks.
Flights to Kochi with Qatar Airways land at Cochin International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kochi please check the visa and passport requirements.