IN A BID to grow its Indonesian market, Colombo-based low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka has appointed Langka Semestra Cemerlang (Tripuri Group) as its GSA there.
Mihin Lanka sales manager Indonesia, Fonny Wijaya, said that while its main business was the labour market heading to the Middle East, it seeks to tap into the leisure market for Colombo and beyond.
“Colombo is not yet a destination for Indonesians, but we have started getting leisure travellers to the Maldives,” Wijaya said.
The sister company of flag carrier SriLankan Airlines has thrice-weekly direct flights between Jakarta and Colombo. It operates Airbus 320 and A321 aircraft – both with 210 economy-class seats – on the route. Fares start from US$353 per person.
“The direct service provides an alternative for Indonesians going beyond Colombo to destinations such as Africa, the Middle East, India and Europe, via good connections in Colombo with SriLankan Airlines,” Wijaya said.