Sri Lanka’s state owned budget airline Mihin Lanka has expanded its services to Male, Dhaka and Jakarta, the airline announced earlier this week. Mihin Lanka Airlines currently operates flights to Dubai and Kuwait in the Middle East, and Tiruchi, Varanasi, and Bodhgaya in India.
The budget airline has special easy payment schemes for the elders and the country’s war-disabled servicemen to visit the sacred city of Bodhgaya in India. Bodhgaya is highly relevant for Sri Lankan Buddhists as it is for all Buddhists, being the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment.
Mihin Lanka is to operate flights four times a week to Male and three times a week each to Dhaka and Jakarta. The airline was formed to cater for low cost air transportation to the traveling public and it commenced operation on 24th April 2007 flying to Dubai in the UAE.