Three years after the island nation halted the flights because to the Covid epidemic, India and Sri Lanka on Monday resumed flight services between Chennai and Jaffna. According to Upul Dharmadasa, the Chairman of the Airport and Aviation Services, the first flight following the restoration of services touched down at the Jaffna International Airport this morning.
The Alliance Air flight, according to Jaffna airport officials, landed at Jaffna around 11:25 a.m. local time. A little ceremony was held to greet the flight, which was carrying 14 special passengers, largely officials. It was planned to arrive back in Chennai at 2.50 p.m. local time. Four times a week, Alliance Air would offer service between the two cities.
In October 2019, the Jaffna International Airport in Palaly, Sri Lanka, became the country's third international airport and welcomed its inaugural aircraft from Chennai. In October 2019, the Jaffna international airport in Palaly, Sri Lanka, became the country's third international airport and welcomed its inaugural aircraft from Chennai.
Sri Lanka and India each contributed money toward the airport's 2019 renovation. The primary source of foreign exchange profits for cash-strapped Sri Lanka is the tourism industry.
However, the pandemic's start in 2020 significantly devastated Sri Lanka's tourism industry, which was a key contributor to the country's economic woes. The return of flights is anticipated to benefit the cash-strapped nation's tourism industry and boost its struggling economy.