BIA to get a domestic flight terminal

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Untitled-7By Sandun A Jayasekera

The Government is to build a separate new terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for the use of domestic flights in order to promote domestic air travel for the benefit of tourists, with the development of all domestic airports and using bigger aircraft.

The Cabinet Approval was granted for a proposal made for this purpose jointly by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs and State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Asoka Abeysinghe last week.


Accordingly, the National Agency for Public-Private Partnership (NAPPP), with the assistance of the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) has called for Expression of Interests (EOIs) to set up scheduled domestic air services and five investment proposals have been received


They are- Saffron Aviation, FITS Aviation, SJ Global Investments, Lotus Air and IWS Aviation.


These companies are ready to use bigger aircraft with more seating capacity up to 118 seats for domestic flights from their own investment.


These Expressions of Interest (EOI) s have been evaluated by a committee composing Director General of Civil Aviation, the NAPPP Chairman and Executive Director Airport and Aviation Services.

 

Companies are ready to use bigger aircraft with more seating capacity up to 118 seats for domestic flights…

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