Jaffna in just over 1 hour, with ExpoAir!

ExpoAir, the pioneer domestic aviation company in Sri Lanka in operation since 1997 resumed of regular flights from Colombo – Jaffna on the 28th of January 2012. Offering a unique service based on value for money with stringent service standards, ExpoAir stands out as the only domestic airline to continue operations from Colombo to Jaffna during the armed conflict of the past decade.


Now, revamped with a brand new aircraft and new flight plan, ExpoAir aims to woo the business traveler with the promise of “Jaffna in just over 1 Hour”, with twice-daily scheduled flights; underscoring its understanding of the need for affordable and fast travel between the northern capital and Colombo. A brand new Cessna Grand Caravan 12 seater aircraft with leather seats, individual reading lights, air-vents, also equipped with a drop down monitor which will be screening silent movies during the flight, the journey promises to be invigorating and comfortable with the added bonus of 2 flight crew members to take care of your safety & comfort.


Taking off on the 01st of February 2012 ExpoAir will fly TWICE daily from the Ratmalana Airport to Palaly every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ONCE daily every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The one-way tickets are priced at Rs. 12,500 and return tickets at Rs 24,000 which includes a 15 kg baggage allowance per individual. The excess baggage charges are limited to a nominal Rs.150 per kilo. ExpoAir will operate a special shuttle service to and from the Palaly airport to the Jaffna town to ensure maximum safety and comfort for the passengers.


Since 1997, ExpoAir has successfully established a strong standing among domestic air passengers based on our commitment and dedication to providing a service of the highest quality whilst adhering to the most rigid safety standards. ExpoAir commenced scheduled daily passenger flights to Jaffna after the signing of the peace pact, with the first flight to Jaffna taking off on the 3rd of June 2002.  Even in the peak of the armed conflict, with uninterrupted services throughout; ExpoAir was the business & leisure traveller’s first choice for travel to the country’s north.  The airline constantly kept upgrading its aircraft and operated 3-4 flights daily with two 52-seater aircraft namely the Fokker F-27-500.  ExpoAir temporarily suspended its domestic operation in 2010 due to the fact that the general public opted to drive to Jaffna sans any security threat and the non-presence of the rebels. Curiosity drove the public to drive and see for themselves areas held by the rebels for almost 3 decades where free movement was not possible due to the presence of the rebels.


ExpoAir also manages  two boutique concept  properties in Jaffna, where we have converted two charming colonial bungalows offering a homely feel. The rustic ambience of paintings, Jaffna antiques, vibrant colors of drapery and soothing lights ensure a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Our rooms do not exceed more than 7 in number  whereby ensuring  a warm, courteous and personalized service.


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