SriLankan Airlines to start operations to Kunming, China

Nov 21, 2014 (LBO) -SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, to starts operation to Kunmin, China to meet the increasing demands for air services between China and Sri Lanka, the airline said in a media statement. The airline will start flying to Kunming, which located at South West China on December 1, this year.

The carrier currently operates a total of 15 weekly flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong and with this initiative, will be marking its presence in the South-western China as well.

SriLankan Airlines has always viewed the Far East as one of its priority markets where a gradual increase in the number of tourists seeking Sri Lanka for holidaying has driven the airline to look into more expansion opportunities to cater to the growing demand as well as to motivate more travellers from both countries to explore the beauty of the two destinations, said Kapila Chandrasena, Chief Executive of SriLankan Airlines.

A330-300 aircraft which was added to our fleet recently as part of our wide-body fleet renewal programme, will be assigned primarily on the Far Eastern Routes such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Canton and Beijing.

Sri Lanka has received 106,888 tourists from China from