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Saturday, 8 January, 2005

Attention: All Relief Organisations To Sri Lanka

From the website of the National Disaster Management Center in Sri Lanka

Expo Air will operate relief flights Free of charges to all organisations who wish to carry relief cargo to effected areas caused by the devastating tsunami of 26th December 2004. The aircraft can operate into all airfields in Sri Lanka subject to the airfield being in an operational condition.

Conditions of carriage:
  • Expo Air is only responsible for loading, transportation and unloading of all relief cargo to an from aircraft

  • Carriage of ONLY essential relief goods

  • Each shipment should be 10,000 kgs (8 tonnes)

  • All trucks carrying cargo MUST be weighed and certified of the weight from a weighbridge.

  • Shipper's representative shall accompany their cargo and de dropped off at destination.

Flight Schedule - All flights will commence from Ratmalana Airport
  • 2 x flights daily to Ampara at 06:00 & 06:15 hrs

  • 1 x flight daily to Wirawila at 08:30 hrs

  • 1 x flight daily to Batticaloa at 11:00 hrs

  • 1 x flight daily to Jaffna at 13:30 hrs
Please contact GERARD JANSZ (of Expo Air) on 0777 186519 in case you have any cargo you need to drop off at these destinations. From outside Sri Lanka, please dial+94777 186519. Should you need assistance in consolidating several requests into one shipment of 10,000 kgs/ 8 tonnes, you could contact the CHA Information Centre on 4737782 or 4737783 for assistance. From outside Sri Lanka, please dial +94737782 or 4737783.

Source: Tsunami Crisis Information Update#09 by CHA as of 7th Jan, 2005
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