Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019
SriLankan Airlines, one of the first carriers to fly to Narita International Airport, Tokyo, is all set to observe its 35 years of flying to Narita by growing five per week frequencies with Sri Lanka rapidly mounting in terms of popularity as a preferred destination for Japanese travelers.
It’s the only airline in the world to operate non-stop from Tokyo to Colombo and offers rapid connectivity to several cities in South India along with Maldives, which is an immensely liked destination among the Japanese.
Sri Lanka in 2018 greeted almost 50,000 Japanese visitors and is quite preferred among Japanese leisure travelers as well as those on wellness tours, who are interested to experience the famous Ayurveda medical and relaxation techniques of Sri Lanka.
On the Narita-Colombo sector, SriLankan has set up its sophisticated Airbus 330-300 fleet which has 28 flatbeds in Business Class, plus 269 Economy Class seats, complimented by a stylish in-flight entertainment and first-rate service offered by award-winning cabin crew of Sri Lanka. SriLankan at present has four flights a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with flights leaving Narita at 1120 hours and entering Colombo at 1710 hours on the same day.
At 1915 hours, flights from Colombo depart on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and arrive at Narita at 0735 hours on the very next day. The fifth frequency, which will start on July 16th, 2019, will depart Narita on Tuesdays and operate at the same times as flights on other days.
Also, the added frequency will facilitate Sri Lankan and South Indian tourists to Japan, which is organizing two important global sporting events – the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Other than its direct service, SriLankan also provides 70 flights every week between Japan and Colombo through its code share option with its oneworld partner Japan Airlines from Haneda, Narita, Kansai and Nagoya and via Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi, SriLankan’s gateway points.
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