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1 1 Presented by Ministry of Civil Aviation On our way to an Aviation Hub

2 2 Mahinda Chinthana has given clear directions for Sri Lanka to become the Aviation Hub in Asia Sri Lanka is well placed strategically to become the center of aviation in the region in all areas of aviation related activity Not only as a passenger hub, but also for aircraft maintenance, manufacture of components, aviation training, cargo transshipment and as a sea-air hub at Hambantota

3 3 Sri Lanka has an excellent track record in airline safety and security. Independent audit by ICAO placed Sri Lanka 1 st in South-Asia (SAARC) 4 th in Asia-Pacific (out of 34 countries after South Korea, Singapore and Japan) for degree of compliance with international standards locally

4 4 Sri Lanka is already on its way towards becoming a Hub We passed the 50,000 aircraft movements per annum mark for the first time in 2013 Passenger movements increased to 7.3 million in 2013 Air cargo handling increased by 9% in 2013

5 5 Ministry of Civil Aviation Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd SriLankan Airlines Mihin Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. Shipping & Aviation Information Research Institute

6 Sri Lanka as an Aviation Hub Improvement of International Aviation Affairs Improvement of Passenger Services Aviation related activities Training & Research Facilities Development of National Airlines Development of Airports 6

7 1. Development of Airports Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Phase I - 1 million pax per annum Phase II – 5 million pax per annum Alternate International Airport Can handle the largest aircraft Strategically situated

8 8 Bandaranaike International Airport Current capacity 6 Mn. Pax per annum (BIA handled 7.3 Mn.passengers in 2013) Phase II Stage 2 commencing 2014 Total handling capacity 15 Million. pax per annum In the interim, existing terminal expansion in 2014 to cater to excess passenger capacity

9 Domestic airport development Already developed Ratmalana – Colombo Airport Ampara, Iranamadu, Anuradhapura, China Bay In the process Batticaloa, Palavi and Kandy Free Zone at MRIA gazzeted BOI approved investments Hotels, Shopping malls, Entertainment parks

10 Sea – Air HUB at Hambantota Connecting Magampura Port & MRIA Cargo Transhipment Leisure activity – cruise liners Fuel bunkering Logistic support for the port

11 11 2. Strengthening of National Airlines Competitive modern fleet Replacement of A340s with A350s & A330s commencing in October 2014 Fleet Expansion 20132016 Sri Lankan22 Mihin Lanka0305

12 12 Cabin modernization Becoming competitive in Business Class segment Part of the wide body fleet already upgraded

13 13 3. Improvement of International Aviation Affairs Entering into new Bilateral Agreements and revising existing agreements 2013 - new agreements signed with Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Spain, N Zealand, Ethiopia & Finland 2013 - agreements revised with Seychelles, India, Greece & S. Korea

14 4. Improvement of Passenger Services Self Check - in counters operated by SriLankan airlines at BIA Streamlining taxi service 600 permits issued to taxi operators at BIA Silk route facility Passengers travelling an all classes can access on payment of a nominal fee 14

15 15 Optimization of Airspace Utilization of the existing capacity to maximum Modernize the navigation systems 2013 upgraded HF communication systems to cover entire FIR ADS-B (Automatic Dependence Surveillance – Broadcast) ready by early 2015 PBN (Performance Based Navigation) to be Implemented in 2015 Global Navigation Satelite System

16 16 Domestic Passenger Air Transportation Liberalized policy introduced to encourage domestic carriers with private sector participation Amphibian air transport encouraged

17 17 MRO (maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) Infrastructure now being built in MRIA Airline catering Done by SriLankan catering at BIA and MRIA Promoting local produce Most of food items for airlines now purchased locally MRIA will cater to quick dispatch of perishable items 5. Aviation Related Activities

18 6. Training & Research Facilities SriLankan Airlines training courses at BIA Technical training Advance flight training – type rating (includes foreign pilot training) Service training International Aviation Academy (IATA accredited courses) Integration of all training to form the Advanced Aviation Academy at Mattala is planned over the next two years

19 19 Sri Lanka Air Force Performs Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) for all civilians who wish to do off shore operations Training of staff in civilian carriers in first aid and Aviation Medicine related subjects Plays a major role in domestic civilian flight operations and in construction of domestic airports

20 20 Areas needing priority Close collaboration between the Hubs More investments in relation to the airports and especially the Mattala free zone Development of good links between the tour operators, airlines and tourist industry in general National airlines to be strengthened Cargo trans-shipment to be enhanced Expansion of aviation related training and research

21 21 Thank You…

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