Mihin Lanka’s first Airbus arrives at BIA
COLOMBO: Mihin Lanka, the Government-owned budget airline, will start
operations by end March, Aviation Ministry sources said yesterday. Mihin
Lanka’s first 161-seater Airbus A320 arrived at the BIA on Tuesday.
The airline will initially fly to regional destinations, including
the Middle East and India. This will give an opportunity to foreign job
seekers and pilgrims to fly to their destinations at a much lower cost.
The airline will expand flight frequencies and the fleet in line with
Mihin Lanka has secured all licenses and other requirements to
operate international flights and flight crews are already undergoing
advanced training, officials said. The flight schedule will be announced
A Mihin Lanka Fokker aircraft flew to India’s southern city of
Thiruvananthapuram from the Bandaranaike International Airport early
this month on its first international flight.
With SriLankan, Mihin Lanka, Air India, Air India Express, Indian
Airlines, Air Sahara and Jet Air operating flights to India, there would
be over 250 flights from Colombo to Indian destinations per week.