27 March 2013

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport Starts Cargo Operations with First Shipment to Chennai, India

27th March 2013, www.lankabusinessonline.com

Sri Lanka's second international airport in Mattala, has started cargo operations, with exporters offered a 10 percent discount, state-run SriLankan Airlines said.

The first 900 kilograms of cargo made up garment accessories left for Chennai.

SriLankan Airlines said cargo from Mattala will get a 10 percent discount and carriage to Colombo was 20 US cents a kilogram.

Mattala has a 5,000 square meter terminal.

The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport opened last week.

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