Srilankan low-cost private airline FitsAir takes off
The low-cost Srilankan private airline FitsAir started its commercial operations last week with its A320-200 aircraft operating international flights, connecting Colombo to Dubai and will be followed by Male and Trichy.
The airline has been operating through its predecessor, Expo Aviation, predominantly in the cargo sector for the past 25 years. A year ago, the owners decided on the scheduled regional passenger market and now have a fleet of three Airbus A320-200 aircraft in its fleet.
Promoted by Fits Aviation, a member of the Aberdeen Holdings group, FitsAir has veteran aviation professional Peter Hill at the helm to drive operations, along with a team of Sri Lankan professionals.
The airline promises affordable, scheduled air travel between Sri Lanka and destinations within SAARC, Gulf Council Countries (GCC) and South and South-East Asia,
"FitsAr will cater to the needs of the modern Sri Lankan traveller who wants competitive fares, an in-flight service that is efficient without any 'frills' combined with options of baggage allowance, where you do not pay for the weight of baggage which you carry – where there is no obligation to pay the full fair if your baggage is less in weight" explained Peter Hill, vice president, passenger operations.
The premise is that we do not want to waste a passenger's time, money or energy in the process of travelling," added Hill, who went on to note that FitsAir, due to its pricing competitiveness, will make air travel a viable option for many Sri Lankans.