In operations since April 24, 2007, Mihin Lanka is one of the leading budget airlines of Sri Lanka. Mihin Lanka made it possible for the citizens of Sri Lanka to avail air tickets at low air fare. Passengers can also book Mihin Lanka flights from anywhere in the world using the online booking facility provided by the airline. The carrier is determined to provide top-notch hospitality and services to its passengers to make for a pleasant and comfortable flight. Mihin Lanka is a one-of-its-kind budget airline in the country that provides complimentary refreshments to its passengers. The international flights of Mihin Lanka operate from Bandaranaike International Airport. The airline has its base at the Bandaranaike International Airport, which is equipped with latest aircraft landing systems. Mihin Lanka boasts of new-age aircrafts that fly to 8 locations in Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia and Middle East along with 50 international destinations, with the support of SriLankan Airlines. Mihin Lanka is known for its in-flight entertainment facility that includes documentaries, movies, drama and kids programs. The code sharing agreement with national flag carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, enables Mihin Lanka to provide schedule services to many destinations around the world. The airline, with its consistent efforts, plans to expand its network in the future.less
Mihin Lanka has two major hubs at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota. All the international flights are scheduled from the Bandaranaike International Airport while Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport caters to domestic flights. Mihin Lanka has an agreement with the Sri Lankan Airlines, owing to which it covers many international destinations. Mihin Lanka offers air tickets to several destinations in Middle-East region including Bahrain, Sharjah and Dubai. It provides schedule services to other locations in Middle-East region that include Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Muscat under the code sharing agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines. The schedule of Mihin Lanka consists of regular flights to top Indian destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Trichy, Kochi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya and Madurai. It also offers regular flights to major Asian cities like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. Owing to dedicated crew, up-to-date fleet, low air fare and hospitality services, Mihin Lanka flights, have become favourite of Sri Lankan citizens. The budget airline of Sri Lanka also offers free online booking facility to its passengers for convenient purchase of seats on any Mihin Lanka flight.Less
Mihin Lanka started its operations in April 2007 with two Airbus A320 aircraft leased from India. However, after having lost both the aircrafts in 2008, the airlines leased another A320 in 2009 that was soon replaced by an ex Air Deccan Airbus A320, and later by an Airbus A320-200 that is still a part of the fleet. Besides the A320, the current Mihin Lanka fleet has an Airbus A321-200 aircraft that was purchased by the airlines in December 2010. A third aircraft, another Airbus A321, was added to the fleet in August 2012. The Airbus A320 can carry 180 passengers at a time while the A321 has a seating capacity of 210.
Awards & Recognition
Over the last six years, Mihin Lanka has differentiated itself from other Asian airlines with its low fares, well-trained staff and premium services. A popular choice among budget fliers, Mihin Lanka was accredited with the Low Cost Airline of the Year award at the Bangladesh Monitor Awards in 2011.
Mihin Lanka History
Mihin Lanka was incorporated by the Sri Lankan government in October 2006, but commenced its operations in April 2007. With two leased Airbus A320, the airlines offered flights from Colombo to routes like Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Bodhgaya, Bangkok, Singapore and Maldives in India and the Middle East. However, within a year of its launch, the airlines lost its aircrafts to their respective owners in Turkey and Bulgaria. Thus, Mihin Lanka was forced to cease all operations in April 2008. On 1 January 2009, Mihin Lanka resumed its operations with a leased 19-year old A320 aircraft that flew to Dubai. It was later replaced by an ex Air Deccan Airbus A320. Mihin Lanka purchased its first own aircraft, an Airbus A321, in December 2010. Post the delivery of its third aircraft in August 2012, Mihin Lanka extended its services to destinations like Bangkok and Singapore.