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Phethai cyclonic storm: Rs.20mn from airlines using SL airspace

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Sri Lanka will receive more than Rs.20 million in revenue from foreign airlines for using Sri Lanka’s airspace because of the cyclonic storm Phethai, which is affecting Southern India, Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) head of air navigation service, Mahinda Mahamittawa said.

He said international airlines and private jets had used the Sri Lankan airspace on some 380 occasions on Sunday and Monday.

“There are more than 20 routes inside Sri Lankan airspace which are used by international airlines private jets and a number of domestic routes connecting destinations within Sri Lanka,” Mr Mahamittawa said.

He said due to the cyclonic storm, about 220 flights had crossed the Sri Lankan airspace on Sunday and 160 flights had crossed on Monday.

“The charges are calculated considering the weight of the aircraft which fly via Sri Lanka's airspace,” he said. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

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  • James Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:18 AM

    Dear Dailymirror, Why have you used a picture of SriLankan Airlines. This revenue is to be gained by Civil Aviation/Airport

    Jack Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:28 AM

    Your heading says ‘Rs. 20 from...’. First I wonder that Rs. 10 still got value?

    concern Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:07 AM

    For Sri Lankans politicians Rs.20 mil is nothing.

    Rocky Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:20 PM

    20ml is nothing at all for a foreign airline.

    Nelum Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:42 AM

    According to Mr. Ratnasiri Because of Mattala Airport we are gaining this revenue. Thanks to Mahinda

    Hassanda Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:03 PM

    We pay the corrupt politicians 300 mln for crossoverPoor BIA management let them learnFrom these corrupt politicians How to Earn in Billions for crossing Over our airspace

    Ahmed Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:00 PM

    this is peanuts! why this is on news ?


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