AASL runs Sri Lanka's only international airport at Katunayake and domestic air strips. It is now building a second international airport in Mattala in Sri Lanka's south with a loan from China's Exim Bank.
The airport is expected to cost 209 million dollars. A finance ministry report said it would have a capacity to handle a million passengers, 45,000 metric tonnes of cargo and 30,000 aircraft movements a year.
AASL is also planning a 400 million dollar expansion of Katunayake, according to other reports.