Cabinet nod to resume Jaffna Airport operations

Cabinet nod to resume Jaffna Airport operations

Cabinet nod to resume Jaffna Airport operations

Written by Teena Marian

28 Jun, 2022 | 12:57 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Cabinet HAS granted approval for the resumption of international operations at the Jaffna International Airport with effect from 01st July 2022.

Although International operations at the international airport of Jaffna were inaugurated on the 11th of November 2019 ensuring the fundamental international monitoring requirements, its operational activities were suspended from 15th March 2020 due to the COVID – 19 pandemic circumstances prevailed during that period.

The internationally and locally based aeronautical companies have submitted requests now for the operation of rented air tours as well as time-framed aeronautical flights from that Airport to South Indian destinations, said a statement from the Department Government Information.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to grant their approval to the measures taken by the Minister of Ports, Naval, and Aviation Services concerning the resumption of international operational activities of Jaffna International Airport once again with effect from 01st July 2022.

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