SriLankan extends wings to Jaffna Peninsula

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May 04, 2012 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines on Friday extended wings to the northern tip of the island, opening a branch in the Jaffna Peninsula. The state-run airline said the office will facilitate travel arrangements for a large clientele in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas.

Considering the increasing customer base for air travel to and from the northern region, the new operation will expand the size of the airline’s local market, a statement said.

We are reaching out strategically to establish closer links with the communities in every area of Sri Lanka through our network of passenger sales agent and I am pleased to announce that Jaffna is among the first such offices to be re-opened, the airline’s Chief Marketing Officer, G T Jeyaseelan said.

We are also aware of the great potential for growth in the region, Jeyaseelan said.

The branch office will handle reservations, ticketing, Prepaid Ticket Advices, requests for special services, information on fares, schedules and packages.

Metro Travels & Tours, will act as SriLankan’s passenger sales agency in the north.