Sri Lanka’s Mattala airport’s first shipment to India

Mar 27, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s second international airport in Mattala, has started cargo operations, with exporters offered a 10 percent discount, state-run SriLankan Airlines said. The first 900 kilograms of cargo made up garment accessories left for Chennai.

SriLankan Airlines said cargo from Mattala will get a 10 percent discount and carriage to Colombo was 20 US cents a kilogram.

Mattala has a 5,000 square meter terminal.

The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport opened last week.