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Additional Conditions and Information for the Notice of the RFP Recipients/ Prospective Vendors Forwarding Proposals (under ref: CA/05/TEN/35/02)

1.We will be closing acceptance of proposals, by 03 p.m. on 16th September 2008 and will open the proposals, received at the same time. You or any authorized representative, is permitted to be present at the opening ceremony of the said proposals.

2.You are also advised to forward copies of following documents relating to aircraft allocated by you, together with your proposals.

• Certificate of Aircraft
• Certificate of Airworthiness
• Lease Agreement- with Mihin Lanka
• Insurance Certificate
• Noise Certificate – At the time of aircraft registry by CAA
• Aircraft Weighing Form – Issued Once every five years
• TCAS Certificate of Airworthiness
• List of Navigational Equipment installed
• Aircraft Operational details such as MTOW & Navigational equipment etc


Mihin Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, (hereinafter referred to as ML) a fully owned company by the “ Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka” (hereinafter referred to as GOSL), invites proposals to acquire aircraft to its fleet, during the period of October, November 2008 on the following basis and in accordance with the specifications followed by.


1.   On “ Wet Lease” for a term of 3 months, with ML having the option to
            extend the term.

    2.   On “ Wet Lease” for 3 months, with ML having the option to extend the
            term and or to convert the “Wet Lease” into “Dry Lease” for a
            term of 12 to 24 months or beyond.

    3.   On “Dry Lease” for a term of 12 to 24 months or beyond

    4.   On “ Lease to Purchase” basis, where the lease term would vary from 5 to 10 years


Whilst ML will have the right to impose further detailed specifications during the evaluation and/or negotiation process, the key specifications are stated below, for the purpose of inviting the initial proposals.

   1.  The aircraft should be “ passenger aircraft”, either Airbus 320 type (A320)
        or Boeing 737-800 (B737-800) type.

    2.   All aircraft should be ideally, with ETOPS capability.
          However, aircraft without ETOPS capability too, may be considered,
          subject to the operating economics and schedules of ML to be finalized.

    3.   The age of the aircraft for ”Dry Lease” category, should not exceed
        10 ( ten ) years
, by the 1 st October 2008 . 

    4.   The age of the aircraft for ”Lease to Purchase” category, should not exceed
          5 (five) years, by the 1 st October 2008

    5.   Number of aircraft to be provided by each provider, will be a minimum of one
          and a maximum of three.


The aircraft providers’ ability to provide technical crew and key engineering personnel, when aircraft are acquired on “Dry Lease” and “Lease to Purchase” basis, would be an advantage.

Forwarding Address of the Proposals and the Forwarding Procedure:

The completed proposals for the above, by the respective vendors should be forwarded by “Courier” or by “Registered Post”, to reach the following address not later than the 16 th September 2008.

The Chairman – Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee,
C/o Ministry of Ports and Aviation,
No. 19, Chaitya Road,
Colombo 1,
Sri Lanka.

The following code should be written on the top left hand corner of the envelope, using block capital letters.:


Singapore is the airline’s second international destination in South East Asia

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) held a ceremony today to officially welcome Mihin Lanka, an airline from Sri Lanka, to operate at Singapore Changi Airport.

Mihin Lanka is the second international carrier from Sri Lanka to mount flights to Singapore. The state-owned airline first began operating six weekly flights between Singapore and Colombo on 24 September 2007 with Airbus 321 aircraft.

At the welcome ceremony, CAAS’ Director-General and CEO, Mr Lim Kim Choon said, “The launch of Mihin Lanka’s services comes at an opportune time as passenger traffic between Singapore and Sri Lanka has grown by 30% over the past

years to reach 275,000 movements for the first 11 months of 2007. Between January and November 2007, there were over 70,000 visitor arrivals from Sri Lanka, representing a robust 10% growth year-on-year.”4 Mr Lim further expressed confidence that the visitor arrivals from Sri Lanka to Singapore would grow further in the coming years, boosted by new tourism developments in Singapore such as the Singapore Flyer, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Integrated Resorts.

Mihin Lanka is the fourth airline to operate flight services between Colombo and Singapore. The other three airlines are Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines and Emirates. This brings the number of weekly passenger flights on the route to a total of 42.

Changi Airport is currently served by 81 scheduled airlines, operating over 4,300 weekly scheduled flights to 189 cities in 60 countries.


Mihin Lanka is delighted to announce their 7th destination “Singapore” which will commence its operation on the 24th of September 2007 with thrice a week services between Colombo and Singapore.

It is our intention to establish and strengthen our presence into Far East, Asia & the Middle East . This will give an excellent opportunity for travelers, holiday makers, and businessman to take advantage of our extremely competitive fares and excellent onboard service.

Mihin Lanka with its inception into Singapore is opening a new door of opportunity for people to travel, and by making use of the competitive fares to take more spending money with them to the destination rather than spend it all on the air fare. This we are sure would enhance trade ,investment and tourism between the two countries as well. Mihin Lanks is proud to be able to be a stake holder in such synergies.

Mihin Lanka now flies to seven destinations, Dubai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Bodhgaya, Bangkok, Maldives and Singapore. This reflects a strong growth in a period of four months from the inception of the air line.

We are offering fares on economy class and Business class at very competitive prices while flying MJ 601 out of Colombo International Airport at 0550 hrs on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday & arriving in Singapore at1250 hrs. The return flight MJ 602 leaves Singapore at 1355 hrs & arrives in Colombo at 1555 hrs.


Mihin Lanka, the Government owned Airline today announced its plans to expand operations to Buddhagaya in India.TheBudget Carrier will launch its new nonstop weekly services between Colombo and Gaya on 02 September with Airbus A320 Aircraft in two class configuration

The new service to Buddhagaya comes keeping in line with Mihin Lanka’s philosophy, “Opening new Vistas to the people to explore and experience the wonders of the World”.Buddhagaya becomes Mihin Lanka’s sixth destination on the route network offering affordable air fares and unique onboard services

“ We are excited about expanding our services to Buddhagaya,one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world and bringing our growing network to the Indian state of Bihar” said Sugath Rajapakse,Head of Commercial for Mihin Lanka.

Gaya becomes the third Indian City to be served from Colombo following the launch of flights to India two months ago

Mihin Lanka flight MJ305 leaves Colombo International Airport at 12.40 P.M on every Sunday arriving in Gaya at 04.00 P.M.The return flight MJ306 leaves Gaya at 05.00 P.M And arrives in Colombo at 08.20 P.M

Mihin Lanka currently operates scheduled flights to Middle East,South Asian Sub Continent and the Far east

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