Shri Lanka: International airport re-opening after 54 years A flight from the Maldives, Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka) The previous and first worldwide airport was reopened once more at present. After 54 years of being a world airport touchdown right here, the airport has as soon as once more change into operational. The Ratmalana International Airport (Rathmalana International Airport) has simply reopened. Today, a flight from the Maldives has landed right here.
Three Maldives flights will fly from right here in the subsequent week. These are 50-seater flights. Local aviation authorities stated the variety of flights would quickly be elevated to 5. This Ratmalana International Airport is the first and oldest airport in Sri Lanka. But by the Sixties, when the Bandaranaike International Airport was inbuilt Katunayake, it had change into a home station.
The Ratmalana Airport was inbuilt 1938. It was the solely worldwide airport in Sri Lanka at the time. The Bandaranaike Airport will stay the predominant airport and the Ratmalana Airport will proceed to be a world airport.