Indigenous people on-board SriLankan Air Taxi

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SriLankan Air Taxi operated a unique flight recently by taking indigenous people on-board, offering them a first-hand experience of viewing the land from the sky between two cities of Kandy and Mahiyanganaya.

The Veddha Chief Uruwarige Wannila Aththo together with four others belonging to his community joined the flight.

The entire journey of the indigenous people was documented by a film crew on-board for a video documentary produced to mark the celebration of the 100 years of country’s civil aviation. The flight was operated on a request made by the Department of Civil Aviation.

Currently SriLankan Air Taxi has become very popular among foreigners and locals to see the country from air.

 In order to facilitate the demand, the airline is offering scheduled flights to selected cities such as Nuwara Eliya and a special flight from Bentota to Kandy twice a week during this upcoming holiday season staring from the month of November.

SriLankan Air Taxi currently operates to 15 domestic destinations in the country. The Air Taxi service is operated with one Twin Otter floatplane with a capacity of up to 17 seats.

Flying at an altitude of 2,500 to 10,000 feet above the ground, the SriLankan Air Taxi gives a bird’s eye view of the island’s many attractions. It reduces travel time tremendously, providing easy access to all its destinations, spread across the island.