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The 8 largest airports and airlines in Sri Lanka

Further information is provided on the 8 biggest airports in Sri Lanka. At Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport alone, 25 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 41 destinations.

Out of the three airlines of the country we have listed biggest 3. SriLankan Airlines is leading here with a total of 117 flight destinations.

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The biggest airports in Sri Lanka

CMBBandaranaike International Colombo AirportColombo2541
HRIMattala Rajapaksa International Airport34
BTCBatticaloa AirportBatticaloa11
KCTKoggala AirportGalle12
TRRChina Bay AirportTrincomalee11
RMLColombo Ratmalana AirportColombon/an/a
JAFKankesanturai AirportJaffnan/an/a
WRZWeerawila AirportWeerawilan/an/a

Freight volume

In 2021, a total of 412.48 million ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in Sri Lanka.

The biggest airlines based in Sri Lanka

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is SriLankan Airlines. It flies to 117 domestic and international airports. It currently has a fleet of 25 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in Sri Lanka are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
ULSriLankan AirlinesSrilankan25117
C7Cinnamon AirCinnamon310

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