Latest Airport is Now Serving! No More Hassle Flying to Hambantota
BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
• Establishment of the International Airport at Southern region will serve as the alternate International Airport to Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.
• New Ventures such as general aviation and non-aviation sports facilities would be available with airport as availability of low cost land and services.
• This Airport could be ideal to provide airport related industries such as Aircraft paintings, Aircraft work shops, engine repair shops, training schools a flight training facilities at low cost service .
• Growth of agriculture related industries due to improvement of cargo . This will enhance the economy. Cargo will be a lucrative business for this location as it is covered with a huge agricultural processing zone which produce vegetables, fruits and dairy products etc.
• Tourism and hospitality industry would be flourished with the integrated development of port and airport in the southern region.
• Create indirect job opportunities by way of additional business ventures that will form as a result of airport operations.
• Create Aviation related Industries.
• Implementation of Non aviation related industries.
• Create direct semi-skilled and skilled employment opportunities.
BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY
• Improved Infrastructure facilities
• Market for their agricultural products
• Enhancement of Tourism in the area
• Upliftment of Education
• Air – Sea Transshipment hub
• Airlines- Passenger and Cargo
• Aircraft Maintenance Service Providers
• Aviation Training
• Aviation Related Industries
• Hospitality industries
• Private Flights owners and Service Providers
Marketing plan is under preparation
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF INCOME
• Income from operation of free zone at airport
• Landing and Parking
• Passenger Facilitation
• Airport Entry fees
• Concessions fees from Aviation fuel Ground handling etc
• Land lease fees for services like Aviation industries, aircraft maintenance ,training schools, hospitality industry etc.
• Rentals from Duty free shops, and other facilities.