Alliance Air to operate 3 flights a week to Jaffna from Indian destinations

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Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India, will send its inaugural flight to the Jaffna International Airport on October 17 with invitees from the aviation industry, an official said. The airport will be inaugurated on October 17 with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The airport runway length has been extended from 950 metres to 1400 metres and under phase 2, the runway length will be extended up to 2300 metres. An ATR 72 Aircraft carrying 70 passengers at a time can be accommodated.

Alliance Air has confirmed three flights per week from Indian destinations including Chennai.

The Road Development Authority (RDA) constructed the new apron, taxiway, overlaying runway and roadways. Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) constructed the flight control tower, terminal building, fire brigade facilities, office complex and air navigation systems. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Lankan Monday, 14 October 2019 01:05 PM

    Well done . Best wishes . Now Tamils from Europe can go home directly not via Colombo.

    Harsha Monday, 14 October 2019 01:44 PM

    More gold, more drugs, more illegal immigrants!

    Sando Monday, 14 October 2019 01:52 PM

    Who cares?? Appears LTTE is becoming active. GR will put things right again.

    Mohan Monday, 14 October 2019 02:40 PM

    Wonderful to see such developments

    NishanDA Monday, 14 October 2019 03:32 PM

    Now LTTE supporters can by-pass the South!

    aviator Monday, 14 October 2019 03:59 PM

    A Sri Lankan domestic airline has requested to operate daily flights from Jaffna but Sri Lankan authorities have not permitted them yet. Why double standards?

    Sando Monday, 14 October 2019 04:35 PM

    Hope deposed LTTE Cadres will not fly back. Be vigilant.

    Neil Monday, 14 October 2019 05:53 PM

    Hope proper border controls are in place.


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