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Sri Lanka to re-open Jaffna airport for international flights

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ECONOMYNEXT –   Sri Lanka plans to re-start international flights at Jaffna Airport in the North of the country which were halted during the Coronavirus crisis, with the cabinet of ministers giving approval, the state information office said.

Jaffna Airport is Sri Lanka’s third international airport, which was opened officially on October 17,2019 and flights to and from India were planned to operate from this airport.

India’s Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India operated weekly flights to the airport in 2019 year from Chennai.

The Jaffna International Airport project cost a total of 2,250 rupees and out of that 300 million rupees was an aid from India.

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However, its operational activities were suspended from March 15, 2020 due to the COVID – 19 pandemics.

The cabinet has given the approval to re-initiate the operation effecting from July 01,2022, after considering a request made by the internationally and locally based aeronautical companies to restart the operation of Charter flights and scheduled flights from that Airport to South Indian destinations. (Colombo/ June 28/2022)

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