Modernized Runway Of BIA Will Reopen Tomorrow

Modernized Runway Of BIA Will Reopen Tomorrow
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The rehabilitated and modernized runway of the Katunayake, Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will re-open tomorrow.

The BIA was partially closed from January 6 to April 6 for runway repairs.  The rehabilitated runway will be able to accommodate A380s as the width of the runway has been increased to 75 metres from an earlier 60 metres.

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva said the newly bought SriLankan flight UL-1162 is scheduled to land at 12.30pm tomorrow from Trivandrum, the first arrival after the reopening of the airport.

He also stated that sum of US$ 50 million has been spent for the project.

SriLankan Airlines said it will resume normal operations throughout its global route network from Friday.

Renovations have been done according to the technology of Netherlands and the energy efficient LED Light system has been installed for ground lighting on the runaway for pilot’s convenience sake.

 

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