Sri Lanka welcomes first KLM flight after nearly 20 years

KLM flight

Nov 08, 2016 (LBO) – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed flights to Sri Lanka on 01 November with a twice-weekly service between Colombo and Amsterdam operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, a statement said.

On board were KLM VIPs and Joanne Doornewaard, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Throughout the winter season, KLM will operate a twice-weekly service on the route operated by Boeing 787
Dreamliner, departing from Colombo on Tuesdays and Saturdays and returning from Schiphol on Mondays and
Fridays.

KLM suspended service to the Sri Lankan capital in 1997 due to the conflict in the island, which ended in 2009 with the government defeating the separatist LTTE.