Apr 11, 2013 (LBO) – British Airways will resume flights to Sri Lanka from April 15 thrice a week via Maldives using Boeing 777-200 equipment, the airline said. The airline is flying to Sri Lanka after gap of 15 years. Britain is Sri Lanka’s second largest source of tourists after India with 114,000 visitors in 2012.
The airline said it is offering a promotional fare from 98,579 to London until April 21, for travel up to July 31.
British Airways has a worldwide route network that covers more than 150 destinations in 75 countries.
“Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the most popular destinations among leisure and business travellers,” Christopher Fordyce British Airways’ regional commercial manager for South Asia said in a statement.
“Sri Lanka offers immense opportunities and scope in tourism and economic growth particularly for the small and medium enterprises segment.
“This is such an exciting route for us and we are thrilled to return to Sri Lanka and flying from this excellent, commercially important destination once again.”
BA said it will be offering three classes, flat beds in Club World class, premium economy in World Travell