According to Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Aviation, the government is considering launching a budget airline in Sri Lanka as soon as possible.
According to the Daily News, the minister stated that several countries currently operate budget airlines, and because Sri Lanka does not yet have such a service, it is critical to consider the option and develop a work plan in this regard.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that Sri Lanka has several airports that are operated with proper safety arrangements and standards for aircraft operating in Sri Lanka’s airspace, ensuring safe landing and takeoff.
“Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Service has assured that it is working in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization standards for this purpose,” he added.
The minister made the remarks while attending an event commemorating the 78th International Aviation Day and the completion of Sri Lanka’s aviation industry’s 110th year.