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Jaffna Airport to resume operations from Friday

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Cabinet approval has been granted for the resumption of international operations at the International Airport of Jaffna with effect from 01st July 2022.

The Palaly airport was reopened as the Jaffna International Airport on 11 November 2019, following the completion of the redevelopment project, with the support of India. 

Although international operations at the international airport of Jaffna were inaugurated in November 2019 ensuring the fundamental international monitoring requirements, its operational activities have been suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The government said internationally and locally based aeronautical companies have submitted requests for the operation of rented air tours as well as time-framed aeronautical flights from the Jaffna Airport to South Indian destinations.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to the measures taken by the Minister of Ports, Naval, and Aviation Services for the resumption of international operational activities of the Jaffna International Airport. (NewsWire)

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