Another A-380 lands at BIA for refuelling

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The world's largest Airbus A-380 Emirates flight flying from Auckland City, New Zealand to Dubai landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake at 2.50 this morning for emergency refueling, the BIA duty Manager said.

It left at 4.30 a.m. to Dubai after refuelling 30,000 litres.

He said the pilot of the plane carrying 400 passengers and 30 crew members, informed the Airport officials that the fuel was insufficient for their journey and requested an emergency landing at the BIA for refuelling.

Earlier, another A-380 Emirates flight made an emergency landing at the BIA for refuelling while on its way to Dubai from Sydney, Australia on December 15.

“Several A380 airbuses had landed after the new runway was put in place. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-bodied, four-engine jet airliner with a 500 passenger capacity and manufactured by European Manufacturer Airbus,” he said. (T.K.G. Kapila)

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  • Indika Monday, 25 December 2017 10:08 PM

    It’s good that these large aircrafts are landing at BIA, I’m no expert at aviation, but how come airliners land due to insufficient fuel, don’t the pilots check whether they have adequate fuel prior to take off.

    Gayan Monday, 25 December 2017 10:53 PM

    This trend is good for the country.. but it is sad that even we have this facility.. it is a dream that srilankan have its own A380

    Piyal Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:00 AM

    .. and become bankrupt overnight?

    Kumar Monday, 25 December 2017 11:28 PM

    Why is landing of an Airbus A-380 in Sri Lanka is a news on its own. Is Sri Lanka slipping from third to the fourth world.

    Oh Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:32 PM

    anywhere in the world, when Aircraft make an emergency landing, it is highlighted in the media.

    Coconut Republic Monday, 25 December 2017 11:50 PM

    A380 has some love to BIA....Specially Emirates, we Sri Lankans love them. We are for you Emirates, our hospitality is 24x7 for you and we are at your service!

    Unchikun Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:36 AM

    Good news. Luckily the SMS gang was on Christmas holiday.

    Hadau Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:25 AM

    Only in an emergency....!

    Tinkiriya Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:33 AM

    Something smells fishy here! Time to demand Emirates that we will refuel and cater to emergencies only if Emirates will safely tow Sri Lankan airlines to safety.

    satha Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:36 AM

    Just curious , why didn't pilot check all these before departure from Auckland ? it is not that far away from SL

    Deen Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:00 AM

    Not far away from Sri Lanka !. Have to bypass Australia to Auckland and it's over 12 hour flight.

    Yusri Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:20 PM

    Not far? 11,000 km with 360 Ltrs for that is not far enough? Hmmm

    Wien Tuesday, 26 December 2017 02:29 PM

    Probably he wanted to collect the petrol vouchers for his free gift.

    N Kamal Senanayake Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:51 AM

    It is a shame that when Sri Lanka has all these wonderful capabilities which also bring in valuable foreign exchange we have a bunch of unscrupulous politicians from all parties intent on lining their own nests and of their hangers on.

    Sanjaya Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:34 AM

    They are delight to land a A380. When can board a A380 from BIA.

    Josh Tuesday, 26 December 2017 09:20 AM

    probably never.. The cost of flying such a big plane to Sri Lanka is too high and you can never get the minimum amount of passengers.. these flights are fuel efficient and cost effective on longer routes.. unless Sri Lankan decides to buy a plane and fly it to Australia or Europe directly, its not going to be worth it for any airliner.. so stop dreaming and be realistic.

    Shaf Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:41 AM

    What you're saying is true to an extent. The current A330 which Srilankan Airlines operate has the fuel capacity to fly to Australia, which is why it has began flying to Melbourne from October. Nevertheless we would require a long haul flight such as an A350 if flying to the American Continent. But yes, the A380 would be overkill for Srilankan right now.

    siva Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:56 AM

    450-500 Passengers at one go. If 2 of them come in at one time then the wait at customs is a drag. It happens in Airports like Toronto and people hate it

    Sonali Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:51 AM

    Wow! Indirect publicity for Sri Lanka as a good tourist destination.

    ceylon Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:49 AM

    lanka needs minimum of two international airports.mahinda built one just to rob money.build a new one in trincomalee without delay. via DM Android App

    Ray Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:45 AM

    Ok sir. Building right away in trinco. Can you lend some money? :D

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:45 PM

    The runway at the airport has no full license to handle Airbus 380 aircrafts thanks to the unqualified Chinese company that has renovated the BIA runway. Except in emergencies, the A 380 is not permitted to use the BIA.

    Dee Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:58 PM

    Mattala has it all. But not what it takes. No fuel, bird strikes , no people, crosswinds . Hooray ! MaRa Hooray!

    irirboy Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:38 PM

    These 2 aircrafts landed in BIA due to severe FOG in Dubai. Aircraft required additional fuel to hold long hours till it's cleared to land. Nothing great on this news.


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