Third International Airport - Jaffna International Airport opens to the public

Third International Airport - Jaffna International Airport opens to the public

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Published on 10/22/2019

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The Jaffna International Airport was declared open for international operations by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.
 
 After the opening, as the first flight to the airport, a flight was landed by Alliance Airlines of India with 30 passengers.
 
 International flights are scheduled to be available through this airport from November.
The total cost of this project is 2250 million rupees and the Sri Lankan government has allocated 1,950 million rupees while the Indian government has allocated 300 million rupees.
 
The airport is supposed to be constructed in three phases.
 
Additional Secretary said that under the first phase, the first 950 meters of the main runway, which is used for the flight operations, has already been newly overlaid and it will allow the Bombardier - 100 aircraft with less than 72 seats to use this runway.
 
An airport terminal, an air traffic control room, a fire station, and an office building complex have already been built in this airport.
 
The runway of the airport will be extended from 950 meters to 1,400 meters and Mr.Sunil Gunawardena said that under the first phase, three flights per week would be scheduled.

 

Translated by Sajini Ishanthi

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