FitsAir (8D, Colombo Int'l) has conducted a trial flight between Jaffna and Chennai, India on November 7 as a prelude to the regional carrier offering scheduled services from the end of the month.

Following the successful test flight to Chennai, Vice Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services, Priyantha Kariyapperuma told Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror: "The airline will get the licence to operate flights from Jaffna to Chennai soon and will operate flights three times a week.”

FitsAir intends to use its sole ATR72-200, 4R-EXN (msn 373), on the 191-nautical mile (354-kilometre) international sector to India. The carrier made its international passenger service debut after it operated a one-off charter flight between Colombo Ratmalana and Vishakhapatnam in August. It operated its first scheduled service in March, when it began flights between Ratmalana and Batticaloa.

Alliance Air (India) (9I, Mumbai Int'l) is also planning to add the Sri Lankan airport to its scheduled network, after it conducted a one-off charter service in October.