Dec 22, Colombo: The cabinet of Ministers has approved a measure proposed by the Minister of Tourism to waive landing and parking fees for International airlines in order to attract airlines to Rajapaksha International Airport, Mattala and Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana.
The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to open the airports in the island from December 26, 2020 to January 19, 2021 as per the health recommendations as a pilot project in the plans to open the airports in the island for foreign tourists, a statement on cabinet decisions said.
Accordingly, international airlines will operate according to specific schedules prepared by the Ministry of Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.
The international aviation sector is currently facing a crisis and the Minister of Tourism presented a proposal to waive the landing and parking fees for the period from 26.12.2020 to 19.11.2021 in order to encourage the international airlines to operate flights to Sri Lanka.
The cabinet has given its nod to the Minister’s proposal.