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.