SriLankan Airlines re-launched its domestic floatplanes service SriLankan Air Taxi last year and already it’s flying frequently all over the island giving people a chance to see Sri Lanka like never before and making travelling a little easier as well.

SriLankan Air Taxi is a unique domestic aviation service to promote tourism within the country where the aircraft can be operated to water bodies located closer to tourist attractions and hotels.

Air Taxi has two De Havilland DHC6 – 300 twin engine aircraft, floats are fixed instead of wheels, with ability to operate on water. With plans to localize the service at present operated by a Canadian crew. Staff are two pilots for the aircraft and at each landing site there is a minimum of one base coordinator and a security officer to help passengers.

Twin otter planes on straight floats with a seating capacity for 15 passengers take off and land on identified lakes, lagoons and reservoirs. Scheduled flights connecting to SriLankan Airlines international flights operates daily, while charter flights and the ever popular scenic flights will also be available.

Air Taxi has daily scheduled flights to Bentota, Koggala, Dickwella, Kandy (Polgolla), and Nuwara Eliya.

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe said with the dawn of permanent peace air taxi operations could operate to more destinations and this has created an additional demand. “This is the reason why the airline decided to invest in two other aircraft next year,” he said.

Availing of the air taxi service will provide business and leisure travellers with the advantage of reaching their destinations in less than 85% of the time spent on surface travel. Many companies are already patronizing this service. He said that for any airline to survive, tourism is very important as it helps to increase their load factor.

SriLankan Air Taxi also just launched scenic flights on weekends, with the low-flying aircraft providing a breathtaking panoramic view of the island’s beaches, forests, mountains, and waterfalls.

Air Taxi also operates special services for events such as the Cricket World Cup when it carried cricket fans to Hambantota and Kandy.

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17 thoughts on “Floatplanes national arline’s Sri Lanka

  • We would like to travel from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota on 16th November 2012. We are 8 Adults, 1 child – 6 years, 2 children – 2.5 years, 2 children – less than 1 year. Kindly give us the details.

  • Please can you let me know if it possible to hire a sea plane from arugam bay on 21st august?. if so how much is it and how many seats?

  • Hi arriven in colombo main airport on the 17 of febuary going to wadduwa 3 people please let me know the price to fly down.

  • dear sir,
    we would like to fly to Nuwara Eliya from Galle. we are 2 adults. pls send me details with February fling schedule.

  • Hi,
    We would like to fly from Colombo to Pasikudah on the 28th March 2013 and fly back on the 31st.
    The group consist of 4 adults 2 todlers (3.5Y) and a baby (10m)
    Can you please send us a quotation and the per passenger cost asap.
    Tks

  • Hi
    I am Sri Lanka Guy. Please send me details about sea plane tour (Colombo to Kandy).
    Thank you
    Yohan
    Contact Details :
    0773 451 004

  • hi!
    i wanna know what is the price to flying to kandy-nuwara eliya for 2 adults.

  • Hello, myself and 2 friends are looking to fly from Colombo to Kandy on August 25th 2013. Could you please advise of times, how long it takes and cost per person for this service that would be great.
    Many thanks, sophie.

  • Dear sir,
    we would like to fly to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo. we are 2 adults. pls send me details with 2th of December 2014 fling schedule.

  • dear sir.
    i have 4 adults and 1 child
    i want to travel kandy to trincomalee and return back kandy same day. please send me your prices fro tour
    thank you

  • dear sir,
    me and a friend of mine wats to fly to kandy on 6th april 2015.
    could u plz let me know the time and also the price including the tax.
    and i wil be staying in clombo so frm where wil it take off.
    plz let me know asap

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