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October 28, 2010

Sri Lanka to Open Second International Airport in 2012

The Sri Lankan Government expects to begin flight operations at the country's second international airport in 2012. The Maththala airport will feature a 3.5km-long and 75m-wide runway, and will handle both international and domestic traffic as well as air-sea cargo trans-shipment.

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The Sri Lankan Government expects to begin flight operations at the country’s second international airport in 2012.

The Maththala airport will feature a 3.5km-long and 75m-wide runway, and will handle both international and domestic traffic as well as air-sea cargo trans-shipment.

The new airport is being built on a plot of 2,000ha in the Hambanthota district at a cost of $200m, according to local sources.

The Chinese Government is providing a loan for the airport project, which will be an alternative to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.

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