Oct 19, 2010 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines plans to improve connections to major Indian cities by adding several flights to Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, a statement said. Also, large numbers of Indian travellers transit Colombo to destinations as far as North America, Europe and the Far East, as well as nearer regions such as the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The island’s national carrier, one of the largest overseas operators into India, will add three more flights a week to Mumbai, and one more to both Chennai and Bangalore, starting December 01.
We are expanding our operations to India,” SriLankan’s Head of Worldwide Sales Mohamed Fazeel said.
“Our aim is to provide several flights a day to all major cities there to allow travellers to choose which time of day they would prefer to fly.
“We intend to add additional flights on each route wherever possible next year.
SriLankan also recently announced that it will be acquiring seven more aircraft by the end of 2011, including five Airbus A320s that would serve Indian destinations.
December’s additional flights would bring the Mumbai service up to 10 flights a week from the earlier daily