Flying Forward

Flying Forward

March 20 (LBO) SriLankan Airlines is adding a third weekly flight to the Indian coastal resort of Goa, moving closer to becoming first scheduled foreign airline to have a hundred flights per week to the country, the airline said. Already the foreign carrier with the most frequencies, SriLankan will have 95 flights to 10 cities in India with the addition of 7 more flights to Mumbai last month and the new Goa flight scheduled for March 30.

SriLankan has 15 weekly flights to Chennai, twice daily to Mumbai, 13 to Trivandrum, 11 to Kochi, 10 to Trichy, 8 to Calicut, and daily to New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.

Customer demand for our services to Goa has been steadily building up and we are very pleased to offer an additional weekly service,” Manoj Gunawardena, SriLankan’s Head of Worldwide Passenger Sales said in a statement.

“This not only brings in greater seat capacity on the route but also gives our customers more flexibility in planning their journeys.”

The airline says it offers rapid connections to Goa in Colombo for flights from Europe, the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia.

“Goa is a popular destination among European tourists, and also Sri Lankans, with its relaxed life