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Enjoy the elegant décor, generous space and total comfort on board our state-of-the-art aircraft. Let our award-winning chefs create your perfect in-flight meal and enjoy the warmth of Middle Eastern hospitality with our friendly and attentive cabin crew. Flights from Dublin to Kochi with Qatar Airways are all about the highest standards of long-haul travel – from the moment you check in to the moment you land in this fascinating destination.
Located in the Indian state of Kerala, Kochi is a city that bustles with modernity and a cosmopolitan vibe. With its central business district and busy port, Kochi is a key commercial centre – and so welcomes many business travellers from around the world as well as tourists. There’s so much to experience in Kochi, from museums and galleries to a rich local culture and history – and when you fly with Qatar Airways we will ensure you arrive refreshed and ready to explore this romantic destination.
Ireland’s capital is well served by the small but incredibly efficient Dublin Airport. Despite its compact size, it still serves over 21 million passengers every year, and has strong international links with many of the world’s major air hubs.
The welcome is typically warm and friendly, and employees go out of their way to ensure that passengers flying from Dublin with Qatar Airways have the best possible passenger experience. Excellent facilities and a selection of high quality retail outlets and food providers make flying from Dublin a pleasure.
Transportation and parking
An efficient and regular bus service runs from Dublin to the airport, and the most direct route is offered by the AirLink 747 Express bus, which takes 30 minutes from the centre of the city to the airport. The 24-hour Air Coach service runs throughout the country and is an ideal way to travel to the airport from other locations.
Taxis are plentiful and the ride to the airport should take between 25 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. More than 22,000 car parking spaces are available for both short and long-term stays. Short-term parking is located opposite the terminal buildings in multistorey car parks, while long-term parking is on the eastern perimeter and links to the terminal via a 24-hour shuttle bus service. Valet parking is also available.
Arriving in Dublin
Allow at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart for check in and to clear customs.
Lounges are available for First Class and Business Class passengers, and public lounges provide comfortable waiting areas for all passengers.
Facilities and amenities
Dublin Airport is popular with business travellers, and as such has excellent business facilities including business lounges and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and Internet kiosks are positioned both before and after security check points. A large retail sector stocks a huge range of luxury goods, travel accessories and local products, while the food court offers an excellent choice of both light snacks and more substantial meals and international cuisine.
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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