Emirates Airlines ups flights between Colombo and Dubai

Oct 04 (LBO) – Dubai based Emirates will up weekly flights between Colombo and Dubai, ahead of Sri Lanka’s peak winter tourist season in November.

The airline currently operates 13 services a week between its home base and Sri Lanka’s capital, now going up to 17 flights a week, the airline said in a statement on Wednesday.

These additional flights are perfectly timed to cater to the increased arrivals expected by the tourism authorities, Tissa Bibile Emirates Area Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives, said.

Starting October 29, Emirates flights operating on the Dubai-Male-Colombo route will be extended to Dubai, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Completing the inbound circle, Emirates flight operating on the Colombo-Male-Dubai route, will originate from Dubai and operate as Dubai-Colombo-Male-Dubai.

Sri Lanka is hoping to attract 600,000 tourists to the island this year, but an escalating local conflict between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels could trim numbers.