The flight, Boeing 737 was scheduled to land at the BIA at 7.55 pm but landed at MRIA
at 8.24 pm, he said.
'It is iconic to have the world's largest aircraft at MRIA
and it is the first time that this type of aircraft arrived in the country.
The location of MRIA
in the East coast is the ideal location.
Located close to MRIA
, Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu National Park) is the most visited and second-largest national park in Sri Lanka, and is located about 300 kilometres from Colombo.
The first foreign carrier to fly to MRIA
will be Air Arabia which has announced twice weekly flights to Sharjah from Mattala, about 270 kilometres (168 miles) south of Colombo by road.
The world's largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 Mriya landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA
) on Wednesday morning, Airport Manager Upali Kalansuriya said.