SriLankan Airlines from Visakhapatnam Launched

Visakhapatnam Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched Vizag–Colombo flight from International airport here on Saturday. In the inaugural flight, 103 passengers traveled and the response is very encouraging.
It will create a facility for the passengers and can directly board at Vizag with pass issued along with baggage check in to visit China, Japan, Maldives, Hong Kong, Mauritius and other south Asian countries with transit in Colombo. This new flight will open up many new destinations with low cost fares.
There is a good business activity here pertaining to tourism besides potential trading and transport of cargo especially in garment, pharma and seafood exports.
During the last three years, the export of cargo from Vizag to Sri Lanka expanded considerably. The aircraft A320neo and A321neo could carry cargo weighing between 1 to 1.5 tonnes, depending on the passenger load. It is expected that there will be great increase in the trade between the two port cities Colombo and Vizag as they are among the top sea cargo handlers in the world.