Night air travel to and from Sri Lanka will have to wait at least another seven weeks as International Air Lines have still not rescheduled their night flights from Katunayake International Air Port.
Night flights from the BIA were suspended on May 9 following an abortive LTTE aerial attack on the Katunayake air base adjoining the airport. A spokesman from SriLankan Airlines told the Daily Mirror that International air lines had to reschedule their night flights covering Sri Lanka again. They had to renegotiate their slots at other International Airports all over the world. The National carrier SriLankan Airlines operates 182 night flights a week on an average she said.
Airport authorities at the BIA have tentatively decided to resume night flights from September 15 the earliest, if all arrangements come to a successful conclusion, she added.