Air fares to Jaffna slashed
Two internal airlines flying between Colombo and Jaffna have agreed
to reduce their air fares on the request of Ports and Aviation Minister
Chamal Rajapaksa since the armed conflict in the North had ended and
normalcy returned, a press release by the Ministry stated.
Since there were more passengers among whom were businessmen, the
clergy, political leaders and members of civil organisations flying to
and from Jaffna there should be no shortage of passengers for the civil
aircraft, the Minister had pointed out.
Therefore, one private airline had reduced their one way fare from
Rs.10,750 to Rs.10,250 while the round fare that was Rs.21,000 had been
reduced to Rs19,500.
The other airline a charter operator also had reduced fares from one
Rs.17,250 to Rs.16,000 and round fare of Rs.34,000 to Rs. 32,000 the
release also said.