Four more international flights from Sri Lanka had a stopover at Thiruvananthapuram airport for refuelling on Saturday.
Sri Lanka has been battling a severe fuel shortage amid its worst economic crisis in seven decades.
With this, the total number of flights that had a stopover at Thiruvananthapuram airport touched 208. Of these, most are flights of SriLankan Airlines. As many as 130 SriLanka Airlines flights have stopped at Thiruvananthapuram for refuelling so far.
Other airlines include Fly Dubai, Oman Air, Gulf Air, Air Arabia, Emirates and Fits Voyage flying to various destinations.
The stopovers have helped the airport earn around Rs 1.5 crore in landing fees alone. This excludes refuelling revenue. Sri Lankan flights have started refuelling from Thiruvananthapuram Airport since May 27, ever since the nation’s fuel shortage went out of control. (India today)