The Cochin International Airport inaugurated seven mega projects on October 2, 2023. The projects included the commencement of operations at the import cargo terminal, the launch of DigiYatra software, and the introduction of airport emergency services. In addition, projects related to the expansion (Phase I) of Terminal 3, implementation of an intrusion detection system, launch of the “0484” luxury aero lounge, and development of golf resorts were launched. The terminal expansion aims to accommodate the growth of the aviation sector in the country. The number of parking bays is set to increase to 44, with eight new aerobridges. The lounge, covering an area of 50,000 square feet, is likely to be the largest in the country once fully operational, and will be equipped with various amenities including guest rooms and a gym. The annual cargo handling capacity of the import cargo terminal will be increased to 200,000 metric tonnes.