Sri Lankan government gets expressions of interests from five companies to operate internal flights in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government gets expressions of interests from five companies to operate internal flights in Sri Lanka

A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan government says that five companies have shown interest in operating scheduled internal flights in Sri Lanka.
Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister of Land and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathileka has reportedly said that the government is keen to promote internal aviation services within the island.
A committee consisting of the Chairman of National Agency for Public Private Partnership and Managing Director of Airport Aviation Services Sri Lanka Limited has evaluated the proposals, the Minister has told a news conference recently.
The Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved a proposal to ask the five firms to apply for operating licenses.

OSL take:

The Sri Lankan government in its 2018 Budget has outlined its policy of developing the country’s domestic aviation sector. This would result in the development of domestic airports and related infrastructure as wells as an added incentive to the promotion of tourism sector. The interest expressed by five companies to operate domestic flights in Sri Lanka indicates the investment potential in the country’s domestic aviation sector.

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