Emirates starts Amsterdam Sri Lanka run

Apr 29, 2010 (LBO) – Emirates airlines said it was starting flights to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam from Colombo first and business class passenger being given complementary stays in Dubai. From Colombo, Emirates operates 21 services a week to Dubai.

“Sri Lanka and the Netherlands are linked by centuries of history and trade, said Devika Ellepola, Emirates sales manager in Sri Lanka.

“Amsterdam will therefore be a destination of much potential for Emirates out of Colombo, and we expect the added value of a break in Dubai to fan even more interest.”

Holland is also major source of tourists for Sri Lanka.

First Class passengers travelling to Amsterdam will be given two free nights at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, and Business Class travellers one night.

The inaugural Economy Class fare will be 115,100 rupees with taxes, the airline said.

From May 01, Emirates airlines flight EK 145, operating Boeing 777-200LR aircraft will leave Dubai daily at 0825 hours and arrive in Amsterdam at 1330. It will leave Amsterdam at 1530 hours and arrive in Dubai at 2359 hours.