Aura Lanka Airlines
Discover the convenience and pleasure of flying with Aura Airlines, a leading private helicopter charter service in Sri Lanka with a fleet of AIRBUS Helicopters, AIRBUS approved service facility and a hangar in Ratmalana. Driven by a dedicated team of pilots and maintenance staff with experience in civil and military aviation, we strive to take private flying to the next level.
With roots in aviation that stem back far beyond our 05 years of operations, Aura Airlines completely understands the high expectations of clients chartering a private jet. We are accredited as a premier air passenger carrier that provides domestic air charter service with all the necessary certifications from The Civil Aviation Authority. Your safety, personal requirements, privacy, comfort and convenience are our top priorities and our team takes exceptional care with each stage of the process. From the time you enter the private lounge before the flight and until you disembark at your final destination, you can be rest assured that Aura Airlines is committed to take the best possible care of you. As a commercial airline, we thrive not only to serve to meet your expectations, but to exceed them.
We are committed to being the finest in the industries we operate within, ensuring enhanced customer experiences by delivering the highest quality products and services. We maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and honesty in our relationships with our partners, customers, and employees.
To be the preferred partner in delivering products and services that sustain and enhance our national objectives. We strive for the upliftment of the environment in which we live and the communities that we operate in.
Message from the Chairman
Dr. Viranjith Thambugala
"Enjoy the next level of private flying with our private helicopter charter service - Aura Airlines, feel the extraordinary experience. Complete with a fleet of AIRBUS Helicopters, AIRBUS approved service facility and a hangar in Ratmalana and highly experienced staff, your safety, comfort, privacy and convenience are our top priorities. Fly with us to experience the difference and enjoy while being completely at ease about your safety. Make every flight personal & assure safe, efficient & reliable solution to deliver superior customers for all stakeholders. Our aim to providing safe, efficient, high quality and integrated utility aircraft services to build infrastructure, and protect people and property."
Message from the Board
R. M. H. V. Rathnayake
Pilot / CEO / Accountable Manager
"It has been my passion to guide, motivate, and drive teams to achieve organizational goals whilst ensuring the adoption of accepted international standards, regulations, and industry best practices at all times."
Squadron Leader (Ret.) RMHV Rathnayaka is the lead character of the 'Aura Airlines' Management Team as a Pilot, CEO, and Accountable Manager. Armed with over 1,500 flying hours and 12 years of aviation expertise as a commissioned officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force, he has worked on versatile situations and scenarios such as with United Nations Missions as an aviator. He has followed many foreign and local courses and possesses sound skills in modern-day security scenarios. His professionalism in the areas of Airline Operations, Flight Operations, and Business Continuity, is an invaluable asset for the company. With his vision and service experience he has always pushed the company’s innovations beyond the limit.
Pilot / COO / Head Of Flight Operations
"Aura Airlines makes domestic air travel an integral part of the tourism industry and is the most flexible, reliable and safest mode of transport for domestic air travel among tourists, corporate clients and locals."
Highly motivated and qualified, Thushara Salgado is an ICAO CAA ATPL (A)/Sri Lanka and ICAO CAA ATPL (H)/Sri Lanka qualified military pilot with a total of 7,600 flying hours. He also has 24 years of experience as a helicopter pilot and 05 years experience as a Fixed Wing pilot with flying experience ranging in several aircraft such as Bell 412, Bell 212, Bell 206, Mi-17, Airbus EC130 helicopters and Y-12, B-200 fixed-wing aircraft. He is also qualified under sling and Bambi-Bucket operations and Instrument Rated with 800 flying Hours in un-aided night experience. He is a VIP rated pilot in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.