Jaffna Airport Welcomes First Flight From Tamil Nadu, 50 Years After The Sri Lankan Civil War

The Logical Indian

October 21st, 2019


Alliance Air’s flight from Chennai landed in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on Thursday morning marking a new beginning in the connectivity between the two countries. In an honorary gesture, the water salute to the aircraft marked the resuming of flight services between Tamil Nadu and Jaffna after around 50 years. The services between Tamil Nadu and Jaffna’s Palaly airport were suspended in the late 1970s just before the civil war broke out in the island nation. On Thursday, the Jaffna International Airport was thrown open to cater to international flights, with its first flight landing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


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