Discover a new perspective on air travel, with flights from Bahrain to Kochi with Qatar Airways providing unprecedented levels of comfort and convenience. The personal seating space alone makes a huge difference to the flight, and with delicious cuisine on offer and award-winning services to choose from delivered by friendly, attentive cabin crew, we ensure that your passenger experience is one to remember.
Kochi is a centuries-old city with a colourful past, its faded Portuguese houses and antique mosques, medieval streets and even English-style cottages reflecting the layered traditions of its history. There are numerous small shopping outlets as well as some excellent restaurants where you can enjoy the regional cuisine, especially the delicious seafood dishes. This is the most fascinating and picturesque city on the Malabar Coast, and has all the makings of a great holiday when you visit with Qatar Airways.
Bahrain Airport is undergoing a massive expansion, with two new terminals due to open soon. A host of carriers, including Qatar Airways, are already making Bahrain one of their focal departure hubs.
Bahrain Airport’s elegant and peaceful Dilmun Lounge and a host of services designed to make your trip more convenient and relaxing have made Bahrain one of the favourite departure points for passengers flying from the Middle East.
Transportation and parking
Passengers arriving at the airport by car may be dropped off with their luggage at the front of the terminal at the departures level. Car parks are located directly opposite the terminals for fast access to both check-in and arrivals.
A fleet of taxis are on stand-by to transport you to and from major centres, such as Muharraq, Manama, Saar and Riffa, while luxury limousines can also be hired.
All major rental car agencies are represented at the airport, and rental car desks are located in the public arrivals concourse on the ground floor of the terminal.
Arriving at Bahrain International Airport
Airline check-in desks are located directly in front of the escalators and lifts on Level 1.
Check-in for Business and First Class passengers is located to the left of the main foyer, while VIP travellers will be directed to the exclusive VIP Gate.
Facilities and amenities
Throughout the terminal you’ll find an excellent selection of amenities and facilities. A large duty-free area is positioned directly behind the check-in counters, while the exclusive Gulf Air lounge and Irish lounge are situated on Level 2.
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.
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