The amphibious aircraft of SriLankan
Air Taxi have begun operating from a site on the Mahaweli River in Kandy, providing even more convenience for travellers to and from the hill capital.“Passengers to Kandy now have the added convenience of being dropped off
almost in the town itself. The landing site is very popular with
tourists and businessmen, since it is very close to the Mahaweli Reach
Hotel and The Citadel,” said Herman Pereira, Manager Air Taxi at
Best of all, passengers can forget the hassle of battling through
traffic. The main road from Colombo to Kandy has become increasingly
congested, and the government has been trying to commence construction
on a new highway between the two cities. The road journey often takes
more than three hours, while an Air Taxi flight takes only 35 minutes.
SriLankan Air Taxi’s Turbo Otter aircraft already operate to and from
the Victoria Reservoir at Digane, just outside Kandy.
“We will continue to operate to Victoria, for the convenience of
passengers such as golfers and holidaymakers who travel to the nearby
Victoria Golf & Country Club,” said Herman Pereira.