Colombo, Oct 18 (BAN/ AD): As per official statement from Civil Aviation Authority today announced that commercial flights between Jaffna and Chennai will commence on the 1st of November. Director General of Civil Aviation Authority HMC Nimalsiri has confirmed that an airline has come forward to operate commercial flights between Jaffna and Chennai.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority the airline will operate flights on daily basis and the flight between Jaffna and Chennai will take between 50 minutes and one hour. The official said that several other airlines will also come forward to operate the Chennai-Jaffna route.
On Thursday on opening of former military airport in Palaly as the Jaffna International Airport, an ATR-72 aircraft of Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India made the first flight.