Sri Lankan government to boost tourism by reducing airline charges

With visitor numbers still down after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lankan authorities are cutting fees paid by airlines to help tourism recovery

The Sri Lankan government has announced that it will reduce airline charges to help boost tourism to the country, which declined drastically following the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The price of aviation fuel, ground handling and embarcation fees will be reduced for six months at Colombo airport, to encourage airlines to reinstate schedules, increase the number of flights and lower ticket prices.

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