India’s Alliance Air completes 100th flight to Jaffna International Airport

June 8, 2023 at 10:35 AM

India’s Alliance Air completed its 100th flight to the Jaffna International Airport (JIA) yesterday (June 07).

According to the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited (AASL), this feat comes since Alliance Air’s resumption of international scheduled flight operations between Jaffna and Chennai after the global pandemic.

Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of AIAHL, recommenced commercial flight operations from Chennai International Airport to Jaffna International Airport on 12th December 2022. 

At present, the airline operates four scheduled international flights a week, and it is planning to increase its frequency of daily operations between Jaffna and Chennai.

“Up to date in 2023, the airline has handled approximately 12,000 passengers through the Northern Gateway. Our AASL ground handling team has provided all ground handling services for these flights, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for all passengers,” the AASL said in a statement.

The AASL added that considering the growing demand for air travel from the northern part of the country, Alliance Air tapped that potential, and with the support of the governments of India and Sri Lanka, this direct flight operation between Jaffna and Chennai will enormously boost the tourism industry of Sri Lanka, especially in the Northern Province, offering better connectivity to all South Indian destinations. (NewsWire)