Mihin Lanka (Colombo), as planned, operated its last scheduled passenger flight on October 29, 2016. As of October 30, 2016 all Mihin Lanka destinations are now being handled by SriLankan Airlines.
Mihin Lanka was the low-fare leisure airline.. The airline commenced operations on April 24, 2007 and operated scheduled flights from its hub at Bandaranaike International Airport to a number of cities in the Indian subcontinent, the Arab states in the Persian Gulf, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Africa.
Copyright Photo: Mihin Lanka Airbus A321-231 4R-MRC (msn 3106) SNN (Malcolm Nason). Image: 905831.
Mihin Lanka (Colombo) will drop the Colombo-Male (Maldives) route on February 1.
Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. Please click on the photo for additional information.
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Mihin Lanka (Colombo), the state-run budget carrier of Sri Lanka, lost $8.16 million in 2009, despite support from the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines (Colombo), according to this published report.
Mihin Lanka was started as a budget carrier despite Sri Lanka’s past experience with state-run full service airlines, and has now become a symbol of government waste.
After starting operations on March 4, 2007, Mihin Lanka quickly burned through its start-up capital.
Mihin Lanka ceased operations in May 2008 but re-started again in January 2009 after another cash injection from government funds.
Are Mihin Lanka’s days numbered?
Read the full report from Lanka Business online:
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A320-232 4R-MRB (msn 977) approaches Dubai for landing.