Chinese airline ‘Air China’ operated its first airline to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake Airport last night (03) since the suspension of operations due to COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world three years ago.
A total of 142 passengers and nine flight crew members arrived in the A-320 Airbus type aircraft landed at the BIA last night.
The flight CCA-425 arrived at the BIA at 08.20 last night from Chengdu International Airport in Sichuan Province, China.
‘Air China’ Airline is scheduled to arrive at BIA at 08.55pm from Chengdu, China on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the same aircraft is scheduled to depart from BIA at 10.15pm on the same days for Chengdu, China.
Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong, Chinese National Airlines Asia Pacific Regional Manager Shui Jun and a large number of people were present at the BIA to welcome this first flight.