SriLankan Airlines will enhance connectivity to India with new flights to Ahmedabad and Calicut. The operations will start in 2020. The carriers has begun working 4 additional weekly flights connecting Delhi with Colombo from July 4 taking the weekly flights between the two urban communities to 18 flights.
The dispatch of four additional flights to Delhi will see the weekly flights worked by SriLankan Airlines to different urban areas in India go up to 221 flights every week. India is a significant market for the carrier and establishes just about 24 percent of the absolute travelers going with airlines on its worldwide system.
Vipula Gunatilleka, CEO, SriLankan Airlines, said “We wanted to enhance connectivity to Gujarat and hence will start a new connection to Ahmedabad. We were earlier operating to Calicut, but had to stop that for some reason and will restart this route again and hope to record growth in the region” .
SriLankan Airlines is the national carrier of Sri Lanka based in Colombo. Using a fleet of narrow and wide-body Airbus aircraft, Airlines operates a network of regional services within Asia and the Subcontinent, as well as services to the Middle East and Europe. It is currently the largest airline in Sri Lanka by number of aircraft and destinations, and was launched in 1979 as Air Lanka following the termination of operations of the original Sri Lankan flag carrier Air Ceylon.