Sri Lanka’s loss-making budget carrier, Mihin Lanka today announced the discontinuation of all flights and services with effect from October 30.
“This decision has been made by the Government of Sri Lanka, as part of its long-term strategy to restructure the local aviation industry and strengthen the national carrier’s offering and efficiency,” Mihin Lanka CEO Suren Ratwatte, said in a notice to travel partners.
He assured all travel partners, that the routes in Mihin Lanka’s route network, will now be serviced by SriLankan Airlines. “Whilst the discontinuation of Mihin Lanka marks the end of an era, it also marks the start of a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s aviation industry.”
“This new beginning will consolidate our resources and we will thus dedicate our efforts to building a strong, efﬁcient and competitive national carrier that will be a force to be reckoned with in the region,” he added.
In this way, we will continue to contribute to the legacy of Sri Lanka’s aviation industry and we hope that you will join us on this new and exciting journey, says Captain Suren Ratwatte, who is also CEO of SriLankan Airlines.
With a fleet comprising A320, A321 and A319 Airbus aircraft, Mihin Lanka’s destination network includes Dhaka in Bangladesh, Jakarta and Medan in Indonesia as well as Madurai, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi in India. The airline also flies to Sharjah and Bahrain in the Middle East, as well as Lahore in Pakistan and the Seychelles.