Sri Lanka’s Cinnamon Air expands network

Dec 06, 2013 (LBO) – Cinnamon Air, a domestic Sri Lanka based airline said it had added a sixth destination to its network with scheduled services started to Sigiriya. One way fare is listed at 199 US dollars with a 30 percent discount for travel in December.

The flight from Sri Lanka’s international airport in Katunayake will use Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft.

Cinnamon Air said the 30 minute flight will reduce travel time from the capital to Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’ area of ancient capitals and monuments by over three hours.

Sigiriya, in the Matale district in Sri Lanka’s central province is home to an ancient building complex on with surviving frescoes of females which has been described by historians variously as a rock fortress or a Mahayana temple.

Romesh David, director Cinnamon Air said flights will also connect with its existing network to Dickwella and Koggala in the Southwest of the country, giving fast access to tourists in beach areas to the ‘Cultural Triangle.’

The airline will operated daily flights from Katunayake at 1415 hours on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and returning at 5.15 pm. On Tuesdays, Wednesd