Antonov An-124, the world’s second-largest cargo aircraft landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) last night, MRIA media unit said.
They said that the purpose of the flight was to rest 13 crew members and to obtain technical assistance. The aircraft arrived from Johannesburg and landed at MRIA at 10.23 p.m on Friday.
Meanwhile, another special charter flight, Gulfstream G200, also arrived at MRIA earlier today from Azerbaijan. The purpose of the flight was to transfer three engineers to provide technical assistance to a vessel break down, anchored at Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa International port.
“Aviation and maritime routes connecting the East and the West and the newly developed southern expressway have encouraged the international maritime and aviation industry players to choose the MRIA as a destination to facilitate their operations,” the MRIA also said.
PCR tests were conducted to all passengers and crew members and AASL had made all the required arrangements for the passenger arrival process in strict accordance with the safety guidelines of the Sri Lanka Health Authorities.