Millennium Airlines

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Founded July 2004
Fleet size 3
Destinations 9
Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka
Key people Suren Mirchandani (Founder)

Millennium Airlines, DBA Simplifly (formerly known as Deccan Aviation Lanka) is a charter airline based in Colombo, Sri Lanka operating helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and seaplanes.


Millennium Airlines was incorporated in July 2004 as Deccan Aviation Lanka, a private helicopter operator in partnership between Deccan Aviation of India and the Favourite Group of Sri Lanka. By early 2007 the company started fixed-wing charter operations with the introduction of a fleet of Beechcraft 1900 aircraft.

Millennium Airlines (Formerly Deccan Aviation Lanka) provides air taxi services to the tourism industry based in Colombo. In January 2008, Millennium Airlines launched an airborne medical evacuation service. In May 2011, it introduced the eight seater Gippsland GA8 aircraft and expanded its fleet with the addition of the Cessna T206H amphibious aircraft in December 2012

Deccan Aviation (India), now known as Deccan Charters Ltd, exited from the company in November 2011, after selling their equity to Singapore-based Millennium Aero Pte. Ltd, which prompted the company to rebrand as "Simplifly" with effect from 2013.


[H] Primary Hub
Secondary hub
[F] Future destination
[T] Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Anuradhapura  Sri Lanka ACJ VCCA Anuradhapura Airport
Colombo  Sri Lanka CMB VCBI Bandaranaike International Airport[H]
Colombo  Sri Lanka RML VCCC Ratmalana Airport[H]
Jaffna  Sri Lanka JAF VCCJ Jaffna Airport
Kalutara  Sri Lanka KTY VCCN Katukurunda Airport
Koggala  Sri Lanka KCT VCCK Koggala Airport
Minneriya  Sri Lanka MNH - Minneriya Air Base
Sigiriya  Sri Lanka GIU VCCS Sigiriya Airport
Trincomalee  Sri Lanka TRR VCCT China Bay Airport


Millennium Airlines
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Bell 206B Jet Ranger 1 0 4 4R-DLK
Bell 407 0 1 6
Gippsland GA8 Airvan 1 0 6 4R-DLZ
Cessna T206H 1 0 4 4R-HDA
Total 3 1

Fleet history[edit]

Millennium Airlines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes
Beechcraft 1900 2005 2006
Hawker Beechcraft 2005 2007

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