Mihin Air flies to Dubai
NEW DESTINATION: Sri Lankaâ€™s budget airline Mihin Air has commenced
scheduled commercial flights to Dubai. The airline would operate four
flights per week every Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Sunday, leaving
Dubai on the same day. The airline is offering the lowest fare to Dubai
and it is expected to attract more passengers.
FLYING HIGH: Mihin Air flight at Bodhgaya. Picture by Kamal
The airline funded by the Government would also be flying to Trichy
and Trivandram from early next month offering the lowest fare. Mihin
Lanka would be obtaining the service of another aircraft for these
operations increasing its fleet to two. Bulgarian pilots are flying the
flights and the crew too consists mostly of Bulgarians. â€ś We would be
introducing more Sri Lankans to the crew soon,â€ť he said.
â€śWe are also looking at more destinations, an official of the airline
whose passenger sales division is located at the BMICH said.
The introduction of Sri Lankaâ€™s budget airline Mihin Air and its
desire to fly to Indian destinations in addition to operating to the
Gulf would help to further boost Indian arrivals to the Sri Lanka
President of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nawaz
Rajabdeen who was in Kerala last week to sign a Memorandum of
Understanding with the Kerala Chamber to promote business opportunities
said that air lines in Sri Lanka have to play a more prominent and
vibrant role in this area. The budget airlines such as Mihin Air are
ideal for this kind of promotion,â€ť he said.
Rajabdeen said that Sri Lanka has completely under the tourism
potential between Sri Lanka and Kerala province. â€śThe MoU signed between
the two chamber would felicitate travel,â€ť he said.
He said that each time President Mahinda Rajapaksa flies on this
airline it gives confidence to the airline and Mihin air could play a
vital role in the development of regional tourism.