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Sri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon and is an island republic in the Indian Ocean off the south-eastern coast of India. Sri Lanka is separated from India by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannār. Lying between the two nations is a chain of tiny islands known as Adam's Bridge. Sri Lanka is somewhat pear-shaped, with its apex in the north. The greatest length from north to south is about 440 km (about 273 mi); the greatest width is about 220 km (about 137 mi). The total area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq mi).

Air Ceylon  last update: 20Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1956* - 1979
Airline Code : AE : ---
Genealogy : Ceylon Airways >Air Ceylon
Comments : Air Ceylon was founded in 1947 as Ceylon Airways & the inaugural scheduled flight was 10Dec1947. The airline discontinued flights to Europe in early 1978 and finally ceased all local services on 31Aug1979, when it was replaced by Air Lanka
Aircraft : B.720B | DC.3 | DC.8-43 | DC.8-53 | DH Comet 4 | DH Trident 1E | HS 748 | L-1011 Tristar

Ceylon Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1955*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ceylon Airways >Air Ceylon
Comments : Air Ceylon was founded in 1947 as Ceylon Airways & the inaugural scheduled flight was 10Dec1947. Succeeded by Air Lanka
Aircraft : Nil at this time