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Plans underway to resume international flights from Ratmalana

Plans have been made to resume regional international flights from the Ratmalana Airport, after five decades.

The Ministry of Tourism said the first scheduled flight will take off from the Ratmalana Airport to the Maldives from next month.

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.

The Ratmalana Airport is due to be developed as a regional international airport centres on India and the Maldives.

The government recently decided to remove landing and parking fees for flights and the airport service tax for passengers for a period of one year, to promote flights at the Ratmalana Airport.

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