SriLankan Airlines adds three Indian cities to route network 

Srilankan-Airlines

Jun 13,  2017 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines will further strengthen its presence in India with the launch of services to three more cities – Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore form July 2017.

“We are leveraging on our vast network in India to offer travelers to and from India increased opportunities to connect to our destinations throughout the Middle East, the Far East and the Indian Ocean region,” said Siva Ramachandran, chief commercial officer, SriLankan Airlines.

India is the largest tourism market to Sri Lanka and accounted for 356,729 visitors to the island in 2016, and 110,891 in the first four months of 2017.

The addition of Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Coimbatore will increase SriLankan’s global route network to 104 cities in 48 countries.

Coimbatore will be SriLankan’s fourth major destination in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where it already serves Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.

Hyderabad is the capital of southern India’s state of Telangana and is a major centre for the country’s technology industry; while Visakhapatnam is a port city and industrial centre in the state of Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal.

The flight schedules are as follows:

From To Departure Arrival Days of operation
Colombo Hyderabad 0700 hrs (local time) 855 hrs
(local time)
 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Hyderabad Colombo 0950 hrs
(local time)
1145 hrs
(local time)

 

From To Departure Arrival Days of operation
Colombo Visakhapatnam 0710 hrs (local time) 0910 hrs
(local time)
 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Visakhapatnam Colombo 1010 hrs
(local time)
1215 hrs
(local time)

 

From To Departure Arrival Days of operation
Colombo Coimbatore 1330 hrs (local time) 1435 hrs
(local time)
 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Coimbatore Colombo 1535 hrs
(local time)
1645 hrs
(local time)