Commercial flights to operate from Ratmalana Airport

Commercial flights to operate from Ratmalana Airport

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All plans are afoot to commence international commercial air services from the Ratnmalana Airport after a lapse of 50 years. Three flights from the Maldives are scheduled to arrive with the commencement of air service operations from the Ratmalana Airport. Accordingly it is intended to operate six air flights between Ratmalana and the Maldivian capital Male. This initiative has been taken at promoting the tourism industry between the two countries.
A special discussion on the commencement of air services was held at the Ratmalana Airport premises. This discussion was held under the patronage of Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and Maldivian Tourism and Aviation Services Minister Musa Sameer. An agreement on the commencement of air services was also inked. The Civil Aviation Services Authority said that 60-seat DH 8 air flights can be operated according to the prevailing condition of the runway at the Ratmalana Airport.