FitsAir, formerly known as ExpoAir, on this week welcomed its first Airbus A320-232, which will be inducted to its fleet as a freighter, to support the local exporters and government’s vision to make Sri Lanka an exporting powerhouse.
Fits Aviation is a member of Aberdeen Holdings Group of Companies, owned by the Kassim family, the former majority shareholder of Expolanka Holdings PLC.
Once its seats are removed and converted to a freighter, the aircraft is capable of carrying 16 tonnes of cargo. The second Airbus A320-232 is expected to join the FitsAir fleet in the third week of April.
As the first private operator to receive an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority back in 1997, FitsAir’s plans for the next two years include the induction of more Airbus A320 and A321 type of aircraft and two Airbus A330 type of aircraft for the carriage of cargo.