Kandy Airport

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Kandy Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Sri Lanka
OperatorAirport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd
ServesKandy
LocationKundasale, Sri Lanka
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
-/- 6,600 2,000 Asphalt

The Kandy Airport is a proposed domestic airport in the central city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, aimed at facilitating growth in the influx of tourists to the Central Province. Domestic operations from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo are set begin with the new domestic carrier Cinnamon Air.[1]

Location[edit]

Proposed areas for construction were explored in December 2011,[2] with Aviation minister Priyankara Jayaratne and minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella inspecting three possible sites: a 42-acre block of land of belonging to the Department of Agriculture, a 1,250 acre farmland belonging to the Peradeniya University, and a 250-acre block at Ambakote belonging to the Mahaweli Authority. A post-inspection media statement indicated that construction work would commence subsequent to the receipt of technical reports on the sites. On 5 August 2012, it was announced that Kundasale would most likely be the final location.[3]

In August 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka has given its approval to conduct a feasibility study to construct a domestic airport in Maberiyathenna, Digana in Kandy district.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Cinnamon Air
Colombo-Bandaranaike [after construction]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LBO (2 August 2012). "Sri Lanka's John Keells, Phoenix Ventures floats local air taxi service". Lanka Business Online. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ Local News (16 December 2011). "POSSIBLE LOCATIONS TO SITE THE KANDY AIRPORT INSPECTED". VivaLanka. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ Maryam Azwer (5 August 2012). "Kandy Airport Most Likely In Kundasale – Chief Minister". The Sunday Leader. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Cabinet nod for Kandy airport feasibility study". Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.