Sky Cabs

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Sky Cabs
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1991
Commenced operations 1993
Ceased operations 2000
Hubs Bandaranaike International Airport
Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sky Cabs (Pvt.) Ltd. was a cargo airline from Sri Lanka, which was headquartered at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo[1] and had approximately 50 employees.[2]


The company was registered on 1 November 1991 and was issued an operating licence on 1993.[3][2] Sky Cabs offered scheduled and chartered international freight transport using a fleet of Antonov An-8 and An-12 aircraft.[1] The following destinations were served on a regular, scheduled basis:[2]

Terminated destinations[edit]

Country-City Airport Code Airport Name Notes Refs
Bahrain BAH OBBI Bahrain International Airport Terminated
Calicut CCJ VOCL Calicut International Airport Terminated
Goa GOI VOGO Goa International Airport Terminated
Mumbai BOM VABB Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminated
Trivandrum TRV VOTV Trivandrum International Airport Terminated
Gan GAN VRMG Gan International Airport Terminated
Muscat MCT OOMS Muscat International Airport Terminated
Lahore LHE OPLA Allama Iqbal International Airport Terminated
Sri Lanka
colombo CMB VCBI Bandaranaike International Airport Terminated


Aircraft Introduced Retired
Antonov An-8
Antonov An-12

Subsequent closure[edit]

Investigation into the accident revealed a number of procedural failures, including the fact that the aircraft had been operated without a valid licence.

As a consequence, all international cargo airlines of Sri Lanka were grounded and had to be reassessed. Sky Cabs failed this procedure, and was subsequently shut down.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Information about Sky Cabs". Aero Transport Data Bank. Retrieved 18 May 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "asn" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c "World Airline Directory 1999". Flight International. 6 April 1999. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ ""Final Report An 12 Aircraft Accident on 24/03/2000 at Negombo, Sri Lanka" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority Sri Lanka. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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