Sri Lankan Airlines increases India flights to 100

Nov 27, 2007 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines announced Tuesday it now operates one hundred flights a week to India with the addition of another weekly flight to its existing services to Trichy. “SriLankan is making a conscious effort to serve smaller cities in India, where travellers do not have access to international air travel as most other airlines are intent on serving the large cities,” said Senaka Fernando, the airline’s Regional Manager, Indian Subcontinent & Maldives.

An airline statement said SriLankan provides connections to travel to India from cities such as New York, Houston, London, Paris, and Frankfurt where there are large Indian populations.

It also serves the growing number of Indian students abroad, and is one of the largest carriers of Indian labour traffic to and from the Middle East where it serves nine cities.

Peter Hill, CEO of SriLankan, said the airline recognised very early the important role that India plays in the region and has been steadily increasing the number of flights and cities it serves.

Coimbatore became SriLankan’s 11th destination in India on October 11, 2007.

The airline now operates two flights a day to Chennai and Mumbai, a