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Mattala Airport

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Mattala Airport

I have read that work is nearing completion of this airport. Does anyone have any information regarding opening dates and has there been any confirmation that Emirates have signed up.

Cheers Ross

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1. Re: Mattala Airport

Opening date is not yet finalized, but it will 1Q 2013 at the earliest.

Emirates have shown interest, but not yet confirmed.

Hans

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2. Re: Mattala Airport

Thanks Hans. Are you confident ?

Cheers Ross

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3. Re: Mattala Airport

No one here is for anything infrastructure-related in Lanka, it has to be seen working to be believed ;-)

Some more discussions, with additional airlines, at

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1027209-i12642-k5…

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Mattala Airport

Ross,

I can only refer to what is published in the local newspapers. No recent updates on the airport website.

http://www.airport.lk/hia/hia.php

Hans

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5. Re: Mattala Airport

Ross...

As with any major infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka, completion dates can NOT be relied upon until they actually happen, new airport was "supposed" to open and operating in November this year, hmmmm...

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Dave

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6. Re: Mattala Airport

Saw the construction in early August. Looks like there is lots to finish....I doubt if work can be completed even by early 2013.

Cheers,

Robbie

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7. Re: Mattala Airport

Thanks everyone for the comments. I am looking at September 2013 so I may be in luck.I'll keep searching for infoo and would appreciate any further news over the 12 months. Interested in the difference between coastal towns in VN and coastal towns in SL.

Cheers Ross.

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8. Re: Mattala Airport

Bump.

Ross

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9. Re: Mattala Airport

check this. it's kinda old too.

www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php…

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10. Re: Mattala Airport

Have seen those vids, but thanks all the same. The last I heard was opening November 2012 but still in progress.

Cheers Ross

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