SriLankan hikes Chennai services

SRILANKAN Airlines will boost the frequency on its Colombo-Chennai route to four-daily starting December 23.

The airline operates a mix of Airbus A320s and A330s on the route, which caters to a mix of leisure, business and student travellers from Colombo, as well as transit traffic from the Far East and Europe.

SriLankan Airlines CMO G. T. Jeyaseelan said: “We are developing Colombo into a hub for the South Asian region, and it is vitally important that we provide the best service for our connecting passengers to South India and other parts of India.”

“While we are planning to expand our operations into India with more destinations, we are also consolidating our presence in the sub-continent, with enhanced frequencies.”

SriLankan Airlines regional manager for India, Lalith De Silva, added: “India is one of SriLankan Airlines’ best markets, and tourist arrivals from India are on the increase.”

“There is a heavy demand for additional flights, and better frequencies will facilitate us selling more out of the Far East and Europe via Colombo to India.”

SriLankan operates direct flights to seven destinations in India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Cochin and Trichy.

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