Emirates offers up to 50-pct off on travel from Colombo

(PRESS RELEASE) –As festive cheer and the attendant frenzy of shopping begin to manifest, Emirates has unveiled an incredible pre-season sale in Sri Lanka, offering whopping fare discounts of up to 50 per cent to destinations around the world.

Travellers who book and pay for their tickets before Saturday, 10th December 2016 will be benefitted by these unbeatable fares, which will be valid for outbound travel till end June 2017, the airline said.

Fares start at an amazing Rs 29,900/- inclusive of taxes for an Economy Class return ticket to Singapore, making an impulse visit to the Lion City extremely affordable.

These special advance booking fares apply to both Economy and Business Class. An Economy Class return ticket to Dubai will cost just Rs 44.185/- under this promotion, while a Business Class return to the same destination is available at Rs 118,555/- inclusive of taxes.

Tickets to London, an ever popular destination for Sri Lankan travellers, will cost only Rs 79,701/- on Economy Class, and Rs 274,666/- on Business Class, while an Economy Class ticket to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Emirates’ latest destination in the USA (launching 15th December) can be purchased for an unmatchable Rs 86,920/- The special Economy Class fare to New York, another firm favourite, is just Rs 119,113/-

“With 150 destinations to choose from, these fares open up a world of possibilities for our customers,” said Chandana de Silva, Emirates Area Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives. “Emirates’ award-winning inflight experience, global network and convenient connections via Dubai make even our standard fares great value for money. These special fares make the proposition irresistible, and demonstrate our commitment to connect people, places and experiences.”

These special fares can be purchased from travel agents, online at www.emirates.com/lk or from the Emirates office in Colombo, by calling 4704070.

Emirates operates 34 flights a week between Colombo and Dubai and a daily flight to Singapore, providing convenient connections to the airline’s global network.

Passengers on Emirates flights from Colombo enjoy the famed hospitality of its multi-national Cabin Crew, which includes more than 160 Sri Lankans, as well as gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system. With more than 2,500 channels, from movies, television programmes, games, audio books, and music, ice has been named the world’s best inflight entertainment system by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years.

Emirates passengers travelling in premium cabins enjoy lounge access as well as Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service. All travel with Emirates earns passengers Skywards Miles on the airline’s award-winning frequent flyer programme. Accrued Skywards Miles can be redeemed for free tickets, travel upgrades or other benefits.