Colombo (LNW): “Alliance Air” commenced daily flights between Jaffna, Sri Lanka and Chennai, India yesterday (16).
Initially operating with their ATR72 aircraft, which carries 70 passengers, Alliance Air aimed to operate four flights per week, starting from 15th December 2022, but with the growing popularity and demand for flights to Jaffna International Airport (JIA), the airline has decided to upgrade the frequency of their operations to a daily flight service, a statement by the airline said.
This upgrade is a testament to the increasing passenger demand and the airport’s significance in connecting Jaffna to Chennai and beyond, the statement added.
Exciting news awaits travelers at JIA, as M/s Alliance Air is set to commence daily scheduled operations between Jaffna and Chennai, starting from 16th July 2023. Initially operating with their ATR72 aircraft, which can comfortably carry 70 passengers, Alliance Air aims to operate four flights per week, starting from 15th December 2022. However, due to the growing popularity and demand for flights to JIA, they have decided to upgrade the frequency of their operations to a daily flight service. This upgrade is a testament to the increasing passenger demand and the airport’s significance in connecting Jaffna to Chennai and beyond.
Jaffna International Airport (JIA) has emerged as a vital gateway, connecting the historic city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka with domestic and international destinations. With a range of scheduled flights and top-notch ground handling services provided by the dedicated team at Airport and Aviation Sri Lanka (AASL), JIA has become a key player in promoting convenient travel to and from the northern part of the island.
JIA is now offering a growing number of scheduled flights, catering to both domestic and international travelers. The flights are designed to ensure timely and convenient travel options for passengers, with arrivals at 11:30 a.m. and departures to Chennai at 12:30 p.m. All ground handling and airport services are efficiently managed by the highly skilled and dedicated AASL staff, guaranteeing a smooth travel experience from check-in to boarding and beyond.
Recognizing the potential of Jaffna International Airport, two domestic airlines have stepped in to offer scheduled domestic flights for travelers. David Pieris Aviation operates four weekly flights from Colombo International Airport Ratmalana to JIA, taking off every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Cinnamon Air also provides domestic scheduled flights from Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake, to JIA, with flights available on every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. These domestic airlines have made travel to Jaffna more accessible and convenient for both visitors and locals alike.
Jaffna International Airport has become an important hub in Sri Lanka, connecting Jaffna with the rest of the country and facilitating international travel to and from Chennai. With the support of AASL’s dedicated staff, travelers can look forward to a hassle-free experience at JIA. The addition of new scheduled flights, both domestic and international, is a testament to the rising popularity of JIA and its role in boosting tourism, business, and cultural exchanges. As JIA continues to grow, it promises to be a vital catalyst for economic development and connectivity in the region, opening new doors of opportunity for Jaffna and its people.
Whether you’re planning a trip to Jaffna or looking for a convenient way to explore the cultural wonders of this unique destination, Jaffna International Airport is your gateway to a memorable travel experience. Explore, discover, and journey to Jaffna with ease, thanks to the seamless and reliable services provided at JIA.