Jet services began using BOAC Comet 4s operating to London via Karachi, Cairo and Rome a well as Singapore via Kuala Lumpur. VC-10s were later used but none of these aircraft wore the full colours of Air Ceylon unlike the Constellations.
The airline’s own fleet was bolstered in 1964 when a new HS748 was added though the addition of the temperamental Nord 262 in 1967 was less successful. In 1969 a single Trident 1 was purchased enabling the expansion of the regional route network. This aircraft, 4R-ACN, was originally intended for Channel Airways but ntu.
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Still with 32 years of operations the carrier never suffered a single fatality which is an impressive feat considering the period and operating conditions. The Trident owned by Air Ceylon was retired in July 1978 but was used as a ground trainer for 20 years and finally broken up in 1998!