Colombo Ratmalana Airport to resume international operations after five decades in November

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Colombo Ratmalana Airport to resume international operations after five decades in November


Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 09:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Colombo Ratmalana Airport will resume international operations after five decades with the launch of first flight next month, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

With plans underway to take commercial aviation to new heights, a special stakeholder meeting was held at Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana on 8th October 2021.

Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services Sri Lanka (AASL), Major General (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri, Ms. Deirdre De Livera Director AASL, Director in charge for Domestic & Regional Aviation, key stakeholders and senior officials of AASL participated in the meeting.

Thereafter an inspection of site was done to review the progress of the new taxi way and apron overlay.

Maldivian Airlines reportedly plans to commence Male-Colombo Ratmalana service in Nov-2021 marking the resumption of scheduled international operations at Colombo Ratmalana Airport for the first time since 1968.

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