Over The Sahara

Indias Sahara Air flew in its first paid-passenger-flight to Colombo on Monday taking Sri Lanka a step closer to the coveted regional tourism hub status.
ldblquote Your government has realised that tourism is the main industry for Sri Lanka and has opened the skies,
dblquote said CEO Sahara Airlines Ltd, Uttam Kumaar Bose, at a press conference on Tuesday, announcing the airlines entry into Sri Lanka.rn

rnldblquote They have also made the Indian government realise this and India is now opening up and the ball has started rolling,
dblquote he said.rn

rnSahara Airs operational strategy in Sri Lanka is aimed at transforming Colombo into an air transport hub within the South Asian region.rn

rnldblquote Our flight schedules will link up with international airlines and Colombo will become a transit hub for – mainly the tourism – traffic passing through the region,
dblquote said Bose. rn

rnThe plan is to link up with other international and regional airlines to build a network of interconnected fli