Dec 03, 2015 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines has cancelled fourteen more flights between Colombo and Chennai following the extension of the Chennai International Airport closure.
Accordingly, the flights UL 128, UL 129, UL 123, UL 124 of December 3, UL 125, UL 126, UL 121, UL 122, UL 127, UL 128, UL 123, UL 124 of December 4 and UL 125, UL 126 of December 5, 2015 have been cancelled.
SriLankan in a statement said it’s codeshare partner, Mihin Lanka’s flights of December 4, 2015, MJ 129 and MJ 130 have also been cancelled.
A notice issued by the Airport Authority of India states that the closure will continue until December 6, 2015.
SriLankan said it has stopped accepting passengers to and from Chennai until the situation improves.
“The Airlines’ Chennai-bound passengers in Colombo have been given accommodation and offered alternative connections subject to their preference,”
“Accordingly, SriLankan will be operating an additional frequency to Bangalore to facilitate the transit passengers in Colombo.” the airline said.
The airline further stated that it closely monitors the latest developments in Chennai and will resume flights as soon as the airport resumes operations.