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Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
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Palaly Airport in Jaffna Sri Lanka.
Jaffna Airport (Aka Palaly) is now operating as a regional airport. But due to CORONA-19 virus infection in India, flights to India had been cancelled. This is to prevent further spreading of the infection. In the mean time large number of Jaffna residents is too affected by this infection and are under treatment in the Government Hospitals.
Now it is being used for flights operating to and from India. Recently its name had changes Jaffna airport (Code name: JAF) from its earlier name Palaly Airport. Its renovation works were started on 05 July 2019 by the Indian Government. An official ceremony was held under the patronage of Transport and Civil Aviation Minister of Sri Lanka. The project to develop Palaly Airport in Jaffna is to make it as a regional airport at the cost of around Rs. 2,250 million. This development project was designed to commence commercial flights to regional destinations and to Indian airports. As per the officials main destinations to India is expected to include Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Bangalore city Airports.
Jaffna airport, Colombo Airport and Mattala airport are closed to prevent the Corona virus spreading. Meanwhile Sri Lanka Government had relaxed vehicles and people movement between Districts. Now people are allowed to move freely between districts. Jaffna Airport is located near to the Jaffna Town and it can be reached within one hour of time by vehicle from the center of the town. There is Government bus service is too operating between the central bus stand and the Palaly area throughout the day time.
Three flights per week on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
Flight Type: ATR 72 aircraft - 70 Seats.
Operators: Fits Aviation (Pvt) Ltd
Departure Ratmalana Airport: 7:30 AM
Jaffna Departure: 8:30 AM
Ticket price: Rs 7,500/- One way.
Passengers who are arriving at the Colombo Airport and want to take flight to Jaffna must take Helicopter service or must travel by vehicle to reach the Ratmalana Airport. If you are coming to Nallur temple festival from USA, then you must arrange transport service from BIA to Ratmalana airport with your local Travel Agent.
Now Batticalo airport is included in the domestic airports in Sri Lanka. So now you can get Batticaloa to Jaffna or to Batticaloa, if you can pay the service charge. Years back there were flight services between Trichy, India and Jaffna. Lot of people used to fly between Colombo and Jaffna during the war time 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.
From 10th November 2019 onwards flight between Chennai Airport and Jaffna Airport (JAF) will commence as per the Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority.
Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India will fly between Jaffna Airport (JAF) and to and from Indian Airports. According to the Authorities a daily flight service would be operated between these two airports. Flight between Jaffna and Chennai will take between 32 and 50 minutes. Passengers can book air tickets for this flight from the respective websites of the airlines through the ticket booking agencies. Indian Visas can be obtained from the Consulate General Office under the High Commission of India, Jaffna.
Air Ticket Price.
"The ticket fare between Jaffna and Chennai has been announced and it would be Rs.15, 690 for a one-way ticket. From Chennai to Jaffna it would be 7,879 in Sri Lanka rupees,"
So far there are no details about the air ticket price for other destinations like Mumbai, Trichy and so on. When they are available we will publish it here. As per reports transit passengers too can travel through Jaffna to other Indian cities.
Official website of the Alliance Air.
Round Trip Economy (Y) Class ticket prices.
* Prices may change without notice.
Jaffna Flight Video.