Business Times

Senok to fly high with helicopters

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera

The Senok Trade Group, heavily into the automobile business is planning to import two helicopters, following Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) approval to start a domestic airline, according to company sources.

“We’re planning to bring two helicopters for domestic flights in September,” a company source told the Business Times. He said the new company is likely to be named as Air Senok and the helicopters are to be imported from France. “We have been running our travel company since 1979 and we thought that such an initiative will complement our business,” he said, adding that the investment amounts are not finalised as yet.

“We will start with two helicopters and then move to a fixed-wing airline. It will take a few months to start once the documentation procedure has been finalised,” he said. He said the company is bullish on the leisure sector and had also placed a bid for Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project last year. Senok has 14 businesses ranging from travel to haulage and from mining to hydropower.

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