Cinnamon Air

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Cinnamon Air
සිනමන් එයාර්
சினமன் எயார்
Cinnamon Air Logo Sri Lanka.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations2013
HubsBandaranaike International Airport
Fleet size3
Parent companyJohn Keells Holdings (Saffron Aviation)
HeadquartersColombo, Sri Lanka

Saffron Aviation, DBA Cinnamon Air is a Sri Lankan domestic airline, operating from a dedicated terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo to destinations around Sri Lanka. It commenced its daily scheduled operation in July 2013. Cinnamon Air’s fleet consists of two Cessna 208 Amphibian aircraft and one wheeled Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. Saffron Aviation (Pvt) Ltd. which manages Cinnamon Air is a joint venture between John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), MMBL Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., and Phoenix Ventures Limited.[1] The company slogan is Wings of Sri Lanka.


All Cinnamon Air scheduled flights operate in code share with Sri Lankan Airlines. To further its relationship with the national carrier, one of Cinnamon Air's Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibians sports a SriLankan AirTaxi livery.

Cinnamon Air, owned and operated by Saffron Aviation (Pvt) Limited, is a joint venture between Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate, John Keells Holdings, MMBL Leisure Holdings (a part of the Mercantile Merchant Bank Group) and Phoenix Ventures (parent of the Brandix Group, Sri Lanka's largest garment manufacturer). The airline is based out of Katunayake where it operates a dedicated domestic terminal (within the precincts of the BIA) and also has its own purpose-built hangar and maintenance facilities.[1]


Cinnamon Air Cessna 208 Caravan I on Polgolla Reservoir
[H] Primary hub
[F] Future destination
[T] Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Batticaloa  Sri Lanka BTC VCCB Batticaloa Airport
Colombo  Sri Lanka CMB VCBI Bandaranaike International Airport[H]
Dickwella  Sri Lanka DIW - Mawella Lagoon Airport
Hambantota  Sri Lanka HRI VCRI Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport [2]
Kandy  Sri Lanka KDZ - Polgolla Reservoir
Koggala  Sri Lanka KCT VCCK Koggala Airport
Sigiriya  Sri Lanka GIU VCCS Sigiriya Airport
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Colombo)  Sri Lanka - - Diyawanna Oya
Trincomalee  Sri Lanka TRR VCCT China Bay Airport
Bentota  Sri Lanka BJT - Bentota River Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Cinnamon Air has a codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines.


A Cinnamon Air Cessna 208 Caravan on Diyawanna Oya in Sri Lanka

At the airline's beginning, there was a fleet of three: two Cessna 208 and one Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.[3]

Cinnamon Air fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Cessna 208 2 0 8 Waterdrome operations
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 1 0 8 Inland operations
Total 3 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Domestic Airlines Sri Lanka | About Cinnamon Air". Cinnamon Air. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  2. ^ "Cinnamon Air to operate Mattala flights" Archived 2016-02-24 at the Wayback Machine. Aviation Voice. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ LBO (2012-08-02). "Sri Lanka's John Keells, Phoenix Ventures floats local air taxi service". Lanka Business Online. Retrieved 2012-08-05.