International operations at the Jaffna International Airport, which was temporarily suspended due to the Covid epidemic, will resume on July 1, 2022.
With the resumption of operations, the previous charter flights from Jaffna to South India will commence.
Although international operations at the international airport of Jaffna was inaugurated on the 11th of November 2019 ensuring the fundamental international monitoring requirements, its operational activities have been suspended from 15th March 2020 due to the COVID – 19 pandemic circumstances prevailed during that period.
The internationally and locally based aeronautical companies have submitted requests by now for the operation of rented air tours as well as time framed aeronautical flights from that Airport to South Indian destinations, a statement on cabinet decisions said.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to grant their approval to the measures taken by the Minister of Ports, Naval and Aviation Services in relation to the resumption of international operational activities of Jaffna International Airport once again with effect from 01st July 2022.