BIA Back in Business

Renovated runway, which has the capacity to accommodate large aircraft such as the A-380

The reconstructed main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) was declared open at 12.37 p.m yesterday. The newly purchased aircraft UL-1162 which arrived from Trivandrum, India was the first to land on the renovated runway, which has the capacity to accommodate large aircraft such as the A-380.

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Civil Aviation and Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva and Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe took part in the opening ceremony.

The USD 50 million project, widened the runway from 65 metres to 75 metres and fitted in a LED lighting system enabling the airport to operate even under severe weather conditions, the ministry said.

Source : http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/viewer.aspx#

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