Established in 2016, Sakurai Aviation is Sri Lanka’s Premier Domestic Airline and Flying School, Sakurai Aviation is renowned for its unparalleled experience and expertise with an unblemished safety record that has made Sakurai Aviation, the airline of choice leading tour operators and other leisure and business travellers who choose to fly within Sri Lanka. Sakurai Aviation as Sri Lanka’s Premier Flying School has also produced numerous students instilling and propagating the spirit of aviation.

Our Team

Nagai KatsutoshiCEO

G P R ChamindraDirector/ Accountable manager

Capt Kosala FernandoManaging Director/ CFI


~Everyone Can Fly~

We express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing Sakurai Aviation for your travel needs. Your trust and support have been instrumental in our continuous growth and evolution.

Our mission is to provide safe and comfortable journeys for all passengers. We strive for excellence in service quality and constantly seek innovation to enhance customer satisfaction. Additionally, we deeply recognize our responsibility towards the environment and are committed to realizing a sustainable aviation industry.

At our aviation school, we are dedicated to nurturing exceptional talents who will shape the future of the industry. We provide a conducive learning environment where students embrace a safety-first mindset and build a strong foundation in technical skills and leadership. Our aviation school equips students with the latest knowledge and technology, enabling them to enhance their flying proficiency and learn how to forge successful careers in the aviation sector. Moreover, we take pride in conducting aircraft maintenance in house, ensuring stringent standards are met to maintain the safety and reliability of our fleet. By handling maintenance internally, we can offer prompt and efficient services, prioritizing the safety of our valued passengers.

In addition, Sakurai Aviation plays a vital role in promoting tourism in Sri Lanka. We offer comfortable and convenient flying experiences for travelers who wish to explore the breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture of Sri Lanka. We constantly strive to enhance our services, ensuring that air travel to Sri Lanka becomes an unforgettable experience for our customers. Furthermore, we are committed to providing a wide range of services utilizing aircraft, catering to special events, commercial activities, and charter flights with flexibility and uncompromising quality.

We maximize the synergies between our airline and aviation school, aiming for further growth and development. Both divisions complement each other, enabling us to deliver outstanding services and produce exceptional pilots who will lead the industry into the future.

Finally, we assure you of your safety and comfort during your journeys with us, as well as our contribution to the tourism sector in Sri Lanka. We promise to continue providing high-quality aviation services that cater to diverse needs. We look forward to building long-lasting relationships with all our customers.

Yours sincerely,

Katsutoshi Nagai Sakurai CEO, Sakurai Aviation Ltd.