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Sunday October 17th, 2021
Aviation

Sri Lanka’s Expolanka buys US-based Complete Transport System for $6.1mn

The deal follows the acquisition of a South American logistic company

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SriLankan Airlines to resume direct flights to Paris thrice a week

"This new service will allow leisure and business travelers alike to travel to and from Paris non-stop".

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Sri Lanka's Katunanayake, Mattala airports to run IFS ERP

The software will connect smaller airports owned and operated by the state-run AASL

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SriLankan resumes weekly flights to Russia

Moscow flights are a significant air link that opens to the gateway of the South Asian region

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Air France to start flights to Sri Lanka from Nov 01

Air France will fly to Colombo via Male and return to Paris direct.

IndiGo flights to Sri Lanka from India starting on Sept 10

Flights from Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai

SriLankan Airlines to fly to Kenya, connecting East Africa to Asia

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will start flying to Nairobi, Kenya from April 22, taking traffic from East Africa ...

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Sri Lankan aircraft hit from behind

Sri Lankan airlines said one of its aircraft parked at Malé airport in the Maldives had been hit from behind, damaging ...

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Singapore Airlines increases Sri Lanka flights to 5 times a week

Singapore Airlines said it is increasing weekly flights to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo from the current three to five a ...

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SriLankan Engineering to maintain FITS Aviation Airbus freighters

SriLankan Engineering said it had struck a deal to maintain Airbus A320 family freighters operated by Sri Lanka based FI...

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SriLankan Airlines to acquire freighter to capture Covid-19 cargo

State-run SriLankan Airlines had been given the go ahead to acquire a freighter as a Coronavirus pandemic has cut passen...

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Sri Lanka plans MRO, transit hotel at Mattala airport

Sri Lanka plans to set up an aircraft and maintenance and repair overhaul (MRO) unit, a transit hotel, expand duty free ...

Mahadiya Hamza

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SriLankan Airlines carries 1.2mn kilos cargo to the Maldives in Feb 21

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had carried 1.2 million kilograms of cargo to the Maldives in February 2021 includi...

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Kuwait's Jazeera Airways begins flying to Sri Lanka

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways made its maiden flight to Colombo, adding to operators flying to Sri Lanka as the Indian Ocean ...

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Sri Lanka airport vaccinates frontline staff against Coronavirus

Sri Lanka has started to vaccinate frontline aviation sector staff on a voluntary basis, the Indian Ocean island's state...

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Sri Lanka extends landing and parking fee waivers at Mattala, Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka has extended a waiver of parking and landing fees for charter operators at two airports in the country until ...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka gets 1,000 air passengers a day as scheduled carriers and charters return

Sri Lanka is getting about 1,000 passengers a day including tourists and returning residents after airports formally ope...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport welcomes Air Astana, 2,500 tourists in 2021

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport saw the maiden flight of Air Astana, flag carrier of Kazakhstan carrying 160 tourists under ...

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SriLankan Airlines saves US$150mn on leases, gets equity

State-run SriLankan airlines has re-negotiated several lease contracts saving the airline 150 million dollars over five ...

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Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings profits soar amid pandemic disruptions

Profits at Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings Plc soared to 4.5 billion rupees in the December 2020 quarter, up from 15 fold...

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Sri Lanka airport re-opening draws JetStar, Bangladesh, Pakistan carriers

Sri Lanka is seeing interest from new airlines from South Asia as regular pre-Coronavirus carriers resumed scheduled fli...

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Sri Lanka expects tourists from Germany, Dubai as airports re-open

Sri Lanka is expecting the first tourists from Germany and Dubai after Colombo and Mattala airports re-opened for touris...

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Sri Lanka Air Force boosts canine capacity

Twenty canines brought from the Netherlands and trained to detect explosives and drugs with support from the Civil Aviat...

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Sri Lanka airport gets international health safety certification

Sri Lanka's main international airport in Katunayake has been certified as having complied to internationally recognized...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka begins seafood exports to Ukraine from Mattala

Sri Lanka has begun exporting seafood to Ukraine on a new route from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport to Kiev ope...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka waives landing and parking fees to Mattala and Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka is waiving landing and parking fees of international flights to Mattala and Ratmalana airports in a bid to enc...

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