Very nice and clean airport. Excellent location and very convenient for people from South. Before, we had to travel a day earlier to Colombo before returning to UK. Now we have more time to spend with family. Well done to Mr President for building this airport. You have made dreams come true.
I simply dont understand who fly to this airport. total waste of TAXPAYERS money and there is nothing to see here isolated Jungle.
grow up UNP lovers. every country needs atleast 2 intl airports. Use ur common sense: if their was an emergency at Colombo flights were diverted to Chennai and India made money now thanks to mattala we make the money!!!!!!!By shifting the MRO facility in colombo to hambantota it will reduce the pressure on the Bandaranaike Airport, Colombo!!!!!! This airport is a marvel !!!!!!!!!
Airport has setup near a bird sanctuary. Reported fire crackers and supersonic jets being scrambled before passenger flight arrive to scare off the birds in wild.
Many flights reported bird strikes dangerously. No flights literally fly from there unless routed to touch down which starts from CMB. This increase the journey time of some direct journeys from CMB. Situated at far from all conveniences in very unpopular area.
Pls double check the flight schedule given, actually no flights are coming there.. just go to www.mria.lk and check the truth..