Sri Lanka Reopens Its Oldest Airport After 54 Years1 min read
The earliest and oldest international airport, Ratmalana, reopened on Sunday after over 5 decades!
According to aviation officials, a flight from the Maldives arrived at Sri Lanka airport for the first time in 54 years. According to sources, the 50-seater Maldivian jet would operate three weekly trips to Colombo, with plans to increase to five weekly flights in the near future.
During a ceremony held at the airport on Sunday, Ratmalana welcomed its first overseas visitors. Prior to the reopening of this airport, Maldivian Airlines operated till the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It is situated on the country’s fringes.
There will be three weekly flights, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday). It will operate between the Maldives’ Velana International Airport and Sri Lanka’s Ratmalana Airport.
According to Maldivian Airlines authorities, almost 9000 Maldivians live in close proximity to the Ratmalana airport. It is presently assisting by making travel simple and convenient.