Sri Lanka’s int’l airport in Mattala resumes operation

Dainik Nepal Dec 29, 2022 | 17:40

Kathmandu: ┬áSri Lanka’s second international airport in the southern town of Mattala resumed international flight operation on Thursday after a lapse of two years.

A passenger plane from Russia’s Red Wings Airlines landed at the Mattala international airport with around 400 passengers.

The Red Wings Airlines is to operate two flights a week to the Mattala international airport, which has mostly been used over the last two years for refueling and for planes diverted in emergency situations.

A few cargo planes and chartered flights have also landed at the airport over the past two years. The Sri Lankan government has offered a number of concessions for flights willing to land at Mattala.

Airlines were offered a discount on landing and parking fees at Sri Lanka’s main airport in Colombo if they decided to operate scheduled flights to Mattala.

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