Jul 06, 2019

Flight cancellations in May almost 2 billion (video)

Due to the Easter Sunday attacks almost 1000 flights had been cancelled and around 230,000 tourist arrivals were lost, said Transport and Civil Aviation State Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe.

He said generally around 700,000 tourists visit the country every month and around 6,500 to 7,000 flights takes place.

The loss incurred by just one aircraft not arriving in the country is around $ 11,000 (Rs. 1.8 million), he said.

Accordingly, the loss incurred by flights not coming into the country can be estimated at round Rs. 800 million.

The State Minister further had this to say.