The largest aircraft in the world-Airbus A380, which upto now eluded flights to Sri Lanka due to non-availability of required `aprons' (parking bays), have agreed to land at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from next year.
To overcome the shortcoming, four parking slots were constructed at the airport. All this time, BIA had only 17 parking slots. But, these slots did not allow parkings for the larger category aircraft including the A380s. As a result the larger aircraft did not land here. Airport officials said this had deprived valuable foreign exchange earnings for the country.
What airlines would be flying A380 to BIA? And which airlines currently serve BIA?