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Aviation

Sri Lanka ex-PM who failed to privatize SriLankan Airlines brings up sale idea in opposition

He said this organization is making losses and needs to be sold

May 1, 2022 3 min read

Amid fuel shortage, SriLankan flights diverted to Mattala to "manage" fuel at BIA - official

"We allowed some flights to come and refuel at Mattala as well because BIA's fuel was finishing faster"

April 27, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines asked delay aircraft lease plan by COPE

As a start all timelines would be extended by 3 months

April 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

April 21, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka faces risk of international airlines pullout after fuel notice

After June 28, 2022, aircraft will have to carry their return fuel according to the CA notice to airmen (NOTAM)

Amid Chinese tourism shutdown, Sri Lanka says flights to and from Beijing to increase

Flights were restricted after Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020.

SriLankan aircraft MRO teams up with UK firm for freighter conversions

The first PTF conversion was on an Airbus A320 belonging to FitsAir.

May 15, 2021 2 min read

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 ...

April 22, 2021 2 min read

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 ...

April 22, 2021 1 min read

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 ...

April 12, 2021 1 min read

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...

March 17, 2021 1 min read

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...

March 16, 2021 1 min read
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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
March 10, 2021 2 min read
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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...

March 2, 2021 1 min read

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 ...

February 25, 2021 1 min read

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...

February 21, 2021 1 min read
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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
February 16, 2021 1 min read

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
February 12, 2021 2 min read

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 ...

February 7, 2021 1 min read

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 ...

January 31, 2021 1 min read

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...

January 29, 2021 2 min read

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...

January 21, 2021 1 min read

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...

January 21, 2021 2 min read

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...

January 15, 2021 2 min read

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
January 13, 2021 1 min read

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
January 9, 2021 1 min read
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