The Ratmalana Airport would be promoted as a Leisure Flying Center under the Government’s program to develop the Airport as a domestic aviation hub, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
Accordingly, Ratmalana Airport will be promoted for leisure flying, wedding photography, drama and cinematography.
The Minister said that new local air routes to tourist attractions and new runways suitable for aircraft would be identified. It is also expected to ease the barriers to flying to such identified locations.
“Besides, we expect to launch promotions for international commercial and corporate flights as well as private jet operations at Ratmalana Airport,” he said.
The Ratmalana Airport, which was closed due to Covid 19, was reopened to the public on January 1, according to health guidelines.