Mihin Lanka

Mihin Lanka
Mihin Lanka
IATA
MJ
ICAO
MLR
Callsign
MIHIN LANKA
Founded April 2007[1]
Hubs Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
Fleet size 2 (+1 order)[2][3]
Destinations 9
Company slogan Yours to fly
Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka
Key people Kapila Chandrasena (CEO)[4][5]
Website www.mihinlanka.com

Mihin Lanka is a low-cost airline based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is a fully owned and funded enterprise of the Sri Lankan government.[6] Its main focus is providing low cost flights from Colombo to a number of cities in the Indian subcontinent, the Gulf States and Southeast Asia. Mihin Lanka uses Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport as its hub.

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History

The airline was established in April 2007 [1][7] and was created by the Sri Lankan government to operate services to India and the Middle East. The airline is named after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current President of Sri Lanka.

In September 2011, Mihin Lanka announced that it plans to serve Manila, Bangkok and Kozhikode, once it takes delivery of its third aircraft.[3]

Destinations

Mihin Lanka is located in Asia
Colombo
Dhaka
Malé
Varanasi
Bodh Gaya
Tiruchirappalli
Kuwait
Dubai
Sharjah
Jakarta
Mihin Lanka flies to 8 destinations in 6 countries

As of November 2011, Mihin Lanka flies to:

Bangladesh
India
Indonesia
Kuwait
Maldives
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates

Codeshare agreements

Mihin Lanka has codeshare agreements with its parent company, SriLankan Airlines[8]

Fleet

Mihin Lanka Airbus A320-200 in the ramp area of Bandaranaike International Airport
Mihin Lanka Airbus A320-232 at Shahjalal International Airport for the first time

Current fleet

The Mihin Lanka Fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5]

Mihin Lanka Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-232 1 0 176 4R-MRB - Leased from BOC Aviation
Airbus A321-231 1 1[3] 214 4R-MRC - Formerly with easyJet as G-TTIF[9]
Total 2 1

Aircraft operated

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A321-100 2007 2008
Boeing 737-800 2008 2009

Incidents

On 6 January 2008, flight MJ401 from Colombo to Dubai was forced to issue a Mayday call and perform an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after one engine developed a severe oil leak and stopped working. Passengers were informed that the incident was due to the plane leaving Colombo without a vital component in one engine. Nobody was injured.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Mihin Lanka to Dubai AME Info, 2007-04-21
  2. ^ Mihin Lanka - Details and Fleet History - Planespotters.net Just Aviation
  3. ^ a b c Mihin goes for third aircraft Shirajiv Sirimane, Daily News, 2011-09-15.
  4. ^ Mihin to launch domestic flights Daily News, 2009-01-06
  5. ^ a b Sulochana Ramiah Mohan (2010-02-14). "People’s perception of Mihin has changed- CEO". Lakbimanews. http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_02_14/feb/feb9.htm. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  6. ^ "Optimizing Mihin Lanka". Airline Industry Review. 2010-05-13. http://www.airlineindustryreview.com/optimizing-mihin-lanka/. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  7. ^ "Mihin Lanka’s first Airbus arrives at BIA". Daily News. 2007-03-17. http://www.dailynews.lk/2007/03/15/news03.asp. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "G-TTIF to become 4R-MRC with Mihin Lanka". AerSpace - Irish Aviation News. 2010-10-23. http://aerspace.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/g-ttif-to-become-4r-mrc-with-mihin-lanka/. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  10. ^ Leon Berenger (2008-01-13). "Mihin Lanka’s near disaster in the air". Sunday Times Online. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080113/News/news00014.html. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 

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