Air flight operations from Ratmalana after 50 years

Arrangements are finalized to commence commercial air flight operations from Ratmalana Airport after a lapse of 50 years, a press release issued yesterday by the Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry stated. The release said initially, three DH8 planes belonging to Air Maldives will operate six commercial flights daily from Male to Ratmalana and Ratmalana to Male. This follows discussions Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had with visiting Maldivian Tourism and Aviation Services Minister Moosa Sameer at the terminal building of the Ratmalana Airport recently. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the runway at Ratmalana Airport can accommodate operations of 60-seater DH8 planes.

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