Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority limits maximum permitted transit time for airlines at BIA to 12 hours

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) has informed all airlines that the maximum permitted transit time at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Colombo in for any passenger transiting via BIA should strictly be not more than 12 hours.

Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of CAASL said in a statement that the concerned passenger must strictly have a confirmed onward connection out of BIA to an onward destination.

Airlines were instructed to communicate to their head offices that the Government of Sri Lanka invites all airlines to service Sri Lanka Airports BIA, Mattala Rajapaksa Hambantota Airport (MRIA), Jaffna International Airport (JIA), and Colombo International Airport- Ratmalana (RMA) upon lifting of the restrictions.

All other previous instructions issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka which are not amended by the above will continue to be applicable, the statement said.

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