The government has resumed international flights from Colombo’s Ratmalana Airport after a gap of nearly 55 years.
Flights will be operated by a Private carrier from Sri Lanka and another company from the Maldives.
The government recently decided to remove landing and parking fees for flights.
The airport service tax which is usually USD 60 will be reduced to USD 30 for flights scheduled at the Ratmalana Airport.
The government has also made plans to market the airport as a hub for budget airlines.
While the Ratmalana International Airport was opened in 1938, with flights commencing from the Katunayake International Airport in 1968, regional international flights did not operate from Ratmalana.