Tourist arrivals hit new high this year - Adaderana Biz English
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Tourist arrivals hit new high this year – Adaderana Biz English

  • BIA records sharp boost, serving 850,000 travellers this year Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka Athula Galketiya.

Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. Athula Galkatiya remarked that the arrival of foreign visitors has risen owing to President Ranil Wickremesinghes economic initiatives and the tranquil surroundings fostered within the region. Therefore, Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport (BIA), Katunayake has viewed a notable improve in air passenger utilization.

The Chairman described that from January 1st to March 19th, 2024, the amount of air passengers who used BIA companies amounted to 850,000.

Mr. Galkatiya mentioned that it is expected about 10 million passengers will employ the airport by the finish of this year.

He more highlighted that the full number of passengers employing the Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport Katunayake in 2022 was 5 million, with a projected improve to 8 million in 2023