Jaffna Flight Service.
Jaffna - Colombo flight normally operates round the year although during the thunder storms periods there may be flight delays and some time cancellation too can occur. Currently Cessna Grand Caravan 12 seated aircraft with leather seats is serving between Colombo and Jaffna The flight has the facility like individual reading lights and drop down monitor to screen silent movies during the flight.
Jaffna town is served by the Palaly air port and it is not an international air port, it is a domestic air port. Currently there are commercial flight service operates between Palaly, Jaffna and Ratmalana, Colombo. Special helicopter service can be booked through the Sri Lanka Air force at an affordable rate.
Years back there were flight services between Trichy, India and Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Earlier a lot of people used to fly between Colombo and Jaffna everyday as there was no clear land route. And now as the A9 - Kandy road is opened and most people are travelling by Buses and automobiles. Because of this there is a big reduction in the air line passengers flying between Colombo and Jaffna.
Jaffna Flight Those who are holding foreign passport and want to fly to Jaffna must get the MOD clearance certificate prior to their travel date. As small light air crafts are flying between Colombo and Jaffna passengers are allowed to limited baggage weight only. If there are any excess weight the passenger must be ready to pay for the excess weight of cargo.
The flight between Colombo and Jaffna takes nearly 60 minutes of time on a good sunny day. The flight seats can be booked early and it can be one way or return trip ticket. The payment must be paid in Sri Lanka rupees only. The air line owners offer free transport service from Wellawatte to Ratmalana and Palaly airport to Jaffna city.
Also there are special helicopter services available which can be booked between Colombo and Jaffna through private operators. This is little costly but is preferred by many rich people. Also there is one shuttle service operates between Jaffna town and the Palaly airport.
We suggest you to make your air travel plans to Jaffna after you had reached Colombo city. Your hotel management or your travel agent can assist you with your Jaffna air travel plan. Mean while the current operator is offering daily flight service between Colombo and Jaffna regularly that can be booked through online web site of the flight company.
Air ticket price Colombo to Jaffna One way: Rs.10,000/-