Airport Authority of India to develop Palaly airport

Airport Authority of India to develop Palaly airport

Written by Staff Writer

19 Sep, 2018 | 7:04 am

Colombo (News1st): The Times of India (TOI) reports that the state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop Palaly Airport in Sri Lanka.

The TOI report states that AAI’s Executive Director of Land Management and Business Development Anil Gupta and the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in India Sanjay Pandey signed an agreement regarding the development of the Palaly Airport. The article further states that the Airports Authority of India is taking steps to prepare a detailed report for Sri Lanka’s Palaly Airport.

The AAI according to the report has developed over 60 airports in metros and non-metros in India and now wants to leverage its expertise to other countries on a bigger scale.

The Palaly airport will be Sri Lanka’s first in the north, will provide the northern people direct connectivity with places like South India, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The Times of India further noted that India has also offered to develop the Kankesanthurai airport as well as the Mattala Internationa Airport.

Will Palaly airport in Jaffna become another Mattala airport?

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