State-owned airline Mihin Lanka made its first commercial flight on Thursday, at 6pm. Taking off from Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft bearing the Mihin Lanka logo headed to Dubai with 136 passengers.
A ceremony was held at the airport to mark the event. The chief guest was Civil Aviation Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathne. Others present included Mihin Lanka chief executive officer Lal Galgaswatte;
Ministry of Ports and Aviation Secretary T. Hewage; Additional Secretary Ranjith de Silva, and Airport and Aviation Services chairman Prasanna Wickremasuriya.
|State owned Mihin Lanka airline commenced its commercial flight to Dubai on New Year’s day at 6 p.m. with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft carrying 136 passengers.
A ceremony was held at the Bandaranaike International Airport with Civil Aviation Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne as the chief guest. Mihin Lanka CEO Lal Galgaswatte, Ports and Aviation Ministry Secretary T. Hewage, Additional Secretary Ranjith de Silva and Airport and Aviation Services vice president Prasanna Wickremasuriya were present at the ceremony. Pic by W.P.Weerawardana.