FitsAir, a Sri Lankan airline, is currently in the process of launching scheduled flight services to and from Dhaka effective October 2023. FitsAir initially plans to operate weekly three flights to and from Dhaka.
The airline has already made the request to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and according to industry sources, the latter has agreed in principle to allow them flight slots.
Formerly known as ExpoAir, FitsAir has two hubs, Bandaranaike International Airport and Ratmanala Airport—while having its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The airline operates scheduled passenger services for domestic and international flights in Sri Lanka as well as cargo flights to several cities in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and also operates charter flights to India.
The airline’s fleet comprises a total of eight aircraft currently: three Airbus A320-200s, one ATR 72-200, one Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, two Cessna 152s, and one Cessna 150. Additionally, the airline has already placed orders for one Airbus A330-200P2F and four Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s.
FitsAir was the first Sri Lankan airline to be certified under the International Civil Aviation Organisation annexe requirements, and it was also the first domestic airline to be certified by the Department of Civil Aviation to commence flights to Jaffna.
The future plans of the airline include efforts to launch flights to Dhaka, Bangkok, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.
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