Sri Lanka’s oldest and first international airport was relaunched on Sunday with the landing of its first international flight in 54 years, aviation officials said.
A flight from the Maldives landed at Ratmalana International Airport in Colombo.
The 50 -seat Maldives flight will operate three flights a week to Colombo which will later be expanded to five per week, flight officials said.
Ratmalana Airport was converted into a domestic airport after the Bandranaike International Airport in Katunayake was commissioned in the late 60s.
Bandranaike Airport is the main international airport for flights to and from the capital of Sri Lanka.
Established in 1938, Ratmalana airport is the oldest airport in Sri Lanka and at one time was the only international airport in the country.
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