The new Ground Services Operations Building of SriLankan Airlines at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) was declared open by Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne on Friday, May 3rd, 2013.
The newly opened two-storey building, which is expected to become the centre-point of SriLankanís operations at MRIA, will house the engineering, ground handling and flight operations branches of the airline.
SriLankan Airlines is the sole ground handler at MRIA providing full handing services including passenger services, baggage services and cargo handling for charters and privately owned aircraft.
Currently, SriLankan Cargo manages the 5,000-square meter cargo facility at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport which has the capacity of handling 60,000 metric tonnes. It is equipped with facilities to store live animals, dangerous goods, temperature regulated goods, customs and quarantine cargo, with special provisions for valuable cargo, weighing facility up to 15000kg, and screening machines.
Meanwhile, all Line Maintenance requirements at MRIA for Airbus A300, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing 737 aircraft, including support for other operatorsí aircraft are provided by SriLankan Engineering.
A subsidiary of SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering (SLC) is in full command of the Flight Kitchen of MRIA supplying food and beverages to Transit Restaurant, Business Class Lounge and the Public Restaurant. Staffed by 52 employees recruited from the region, these SLC restaurants are utilizing maximum possible local produce in all catering requirements.