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FitsAir commences domestic flights

FitsAir’s ATR 72-200 aircraft departed Bandaranaike International Airport on its proving flight recently.

Operated for the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), the aircraft began its journey at 1450 hours and arrived in Batticaloa with 25 minutes of departure.

The 70 seater aircraft’s Flight Crew was headed by Captain Zaw Hein and First Officer Kyaw Soekya, both who have over 4,000 and 2,500 hours of experience respectively, who ensured the safe flight of all 46 passengers on board which included the Chairman, the Director General/CEO, the Deputy Director General, Head of various divisions and many Senior Inspectors of the CAASL and the Deputy Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services Limited (AASL).

The aircraft was skillfully navigated on a smooth course at an altitude of 14,000 feet and all cabin crew members who were part of this flight were previously employed with other international airlines.

During the in-flight service, CAASL inspectors staged a variety of emergency scenarios to test the cabin crew which were handled with the utmost expertise and professionalism. These emergency situations were conducted not just during the flight but were carried out and successfully executed upon landing as well which earned the cabin crew excellent evaluations for their professional performance both on the ground and in-flight.

The return flight departed at 1640 hours, landing back at BIA at 1732 hours, and concluded with heartfelt applause from every passenger.

FitsAir will be regularly scheduling flights to Jaffna, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee all departing from BIA, catering to the continuous demand of traveling to Eastern and Northern Sri Lanka.

Additionally, the 70 seater ATR-72 and the 12 seater Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft will be included in the fleet for all domestic charter flights departing from BIA or Colombo based Domestic Airport at Ratmalana.

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