SRI LANKA: SriLankan Airlines increases India frequencies

SriLankan Airlines is increasing its current flights to India citing additional demand. The airline increasing frequencies to Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Flights to Mumbai will increase to ten per week, while flights to Chennai will rise to 15 flights per week. SriLankan Airlines’ head of worldwide sales Mohamed Fazeel said: “We are expanding our operations […]


SriLankan Airlines is increasing its current flights to India citing additional demand. The airline increasing frequencies to Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Flights to Mumbai will increase to ten per week, while flights to Chennai will rise to 15 flights per week. SriLankan Airlines’ head of worldwide sales Mohamed Fazeel said: “We are expanding our operations to India. Our aim is to provide several flights a day to all major cities,” he said adding, that the carrier is planning to add further flights on each route in 2011.

SriLankan also said it will acquire its first brand new aircraft in more than a decade, among the seven aircraft it plans to take delivery of by end of 2011. They include five A320s, including three new aircraft, and two Twin Otter float planes. Manoj Gunawardena, CEO, SriLankan Airlines said: “We will be celebrating an important new chapter in the history of SriLankan Airlines with the arrival of this large number of aircraft within a short period.” Formed in 1979, SriLankan Airlines flies to 49 destinations in 31 countries, with its main hub located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.