Maldivian Airlines to commence flights to Sri Lanka’s Mattala International Airport
Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Airport and Aviation Services Ltd (AASL), G.A. Chandrasiri has reportedly said that Maldivian Airlines is set to launch flights to the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) shortly.
The airline will also have a stopover at the Ratmalana Airport, Chandrasiri has said.
He has further noted that AASL was negotiating with a large number of other international airlines that have expressed willingness to fly into the Mattala International Airport.
According to Chandrasiri, the AASL will build two new duty free shopping complexes at both Ratmalana and Mattala airports for the benefit of tourists and that there will be one duty free shop which will be operational for starters.
The operations and facilities at the Mattala and Ratmalana Airports will be further expanded with the expansion of the numbers of passengers with the passage of time.
“Initially, there will be liquor, chocolates and perfumes etc and there will be expansion into other areas as well,” Chandrasiri has said.
The ongoing development programme targeting Sri Lanka’s domestic aviation sector has resulted in many foreign airlines operating flights to several parts of the country. This in turn has given a boost to Sri Lanka’s trade and tourism sectors. Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean, the ease of doing business environment in the country and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country have made it an attractive business destination in the South Asian region. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore explore business opportunities in Sri Lanka.
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