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Air Ceylon was established in 1947 as state-owned flag carrier airline. Services to London with two Douglas DC-4s leased from ANA-Australian National Airways commenced in summer 1949, after ANA acquired a 49 percent stake in Air Ceylon earlier that year. Air Ceylon discontinued all long-haul fights and gave up its partnership with ANA in September 1953 after BOAC had introduced de Havilland Comet between London and Colombo. The 49 percent stake held by ANA was taken over by KLM in 1955.
In 1972, UTA-Union de Transports Aériens became Air Ceylons partner, selling one Douglas DC-8 to the airline and giving technical support. UTA ended the partnership in September 1976, leaving Air Ceylon without a European aide. In 1979, Air Ceylon was shut down by the Sri Lankan government due to bankruptcy, and Air Lanka was established as new national carrier.
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