Cinnamon Air presents ‘Young Aviator’s Programme’

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Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka’s premier domestic airline continuously focuses on pioneering positive change within the domestic aviation industry in the country and keeping this goal at the fore front, Cinnamon Air proudly presents its latest endeavour, ‘Young Aviator’s Programme’. 

The only program of its kind, the mission of this endeavour is to stimulate and inspire youngsters’ horizons of aviation, whilst also encouraging enthusiasts who are looking to widen their knowledge on domestic aviation to engage in their passion. 

Commencing in October 2020, The Young Aviator’s Programme will be held in three batches of interactive and dynamic one day workshops, aimed at anyone above the age of eight years. Participants will be engaged in a familiarisation tour of the Cinnamon Air maintenance Hangar and domestic terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport and will get to interact with a training Captain (pilot) and Aircraft Engineers. Participants will also be treated to an experience of a lifetime as they will get to experience an exhilarating end to the scenic aerial tour from Colombo International Airport to Colombo City with a water landing at Waters Edge or Kelaniya.  

“Cinnamon Air has been playing an essential role in the Sri Lankan tourism industry, since 2013, being the only domestic airline that provides connections by way of scheduled flights from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to key tourist destinations across the country, operating around 80-100 scheduled flights a week. We have gained immense knowledge and insights on operating domestically and we believe it is our responsibility to share this knowledge with aspiring young aviators. So we are thrilled at the prospect of offering this programme and our stellar team of esteemed pilots and engineers look forward to encourage and impart their invaluable knowledge and experience with the participants,” said Cinnamon Air Chief Executive Officer Sean Dwight. 

Cinnamon Air commits to the contribution of inspiring future leaders of the aviation industry and believes the Young Aviator’s Programme is an ideal platform to nurture aviation aspirations and therefore encourages youngsters to be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience. 

Cinnamon Air (, owned and operated by Saffron Aviation Ltd., is a joint venture between Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate, John Keells Holdings PLC, MMBL Leisure Holdings (a part of the Mercantile Merchant Bank Group) and Phoenix Ventures (parent of the Brandix Group). In addition to scheduled flights, Cinnamon Air also offers charter services to and between all Airports and Water Aerodromes in Sri Lanka. The Airline is based out of Katunayake where it operates a dedicated domestic terminal (within the precincts of the BIA) and has its own purpose-built hangar and maintenance facilities. 

Further, all Cinnamon Air scheduled flights operate in code share with Sri Lankan Airlines, consequent to which they are also be available for sale throughout the Sri Lankan Airlines network and all travel agents around the world via Global Distribution Systems, under a ‘UL’ designated flight number.