Published on : Thursday, July 4, 2019
Sri Lankan Airlines is to operate four additional weekly flights connecting Delhi with Colombo from July 4 taking the weekly flights between the two cities to 18 flights, Vipula Gunatilleka, Group, Chief Executive Officer said.
Addressing a press conference here to announce the increase in the number of flights between the two countries SriLankan’s CEO also announced that the airline will look to operate flights to Calicut and Ahmedabad from Colombo from next year onwards.
Dimuthu Tennakoon, Worldwide head of Sales and Distribution, SriLankan added that the additional frequencies to Delhi and the proposed flights to Calicut and Ahmedabad were because of the additional bilateral that Sri Lanka had got.
The launch of four more flights to Delhi will see the weekly flights operated by Sri Lankan Airlines to various cities in India go up to 221 flights a week. India is an important market for the airline and constitutes almost 24 per cent of the total passengers travelling with SriLankan airlines on its international network.
After bomb blast, Sri Lanka is trying hard to tap tourism. The Sri Lankan Tourism Ministry has also launched five new packages for Indian tourists wishing to travel to Sri Lanka. The packages are part of the Sri Lankan government’ strategy to boost the rapidly declining tourism following the Easter Sunday attacks that occurred in the country earlier this year.