Thiruvananthapuram: To enable and facilitate the smooth
continuation of a centuries-old ritual by Sree
Padmanabhaswamy Temple for the Alpassi Arattu
Procession, through the runway of the Thiruvananthapuram
International airport, the airport will be closed from 4pm to
9pm on Tuesday.
All the domestic and international services during this time
period have been rescheduled by the respective airline
authorities. Total six flights, including four international
flights, have been rescheduled as part of this.
This is an age-old tradition that the airport suspends its
services twice in a year in March-April (for Painkuni festival)
and in October-November for the Arattu procession from
the Sree Padmanabhaswam Temple.