Five new check-in counters for outbound travellers at the Katunayake International Airport were declared open today.
Accordingly, the number of check-in counters at the BIA has increased to 60.
Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka GA Chandrasiri said since the traffic at the BIA has increased, they have taken measures to improve facilities at the BIA.
At present, around 7,000 persons use the departure terminal at the BIA daily, while 6,000 persons use the arrival terminal.
In addition to that around 1,500 passengers also transit through the BIA on a daily basis.