Austrian Airlines to start winter flights to Sri Lanka


Aug 27,2015 (LBO) – Austrian Airlines, the country’s largest carrier which operates a global route network of round 130 destinations is to add Sri Lanka to their destination map from October this year offering flights once a week to Colombo, the company said in a statement.

The airline’s route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 39 destinations.

“In addition to the Maldives and Mauritius, Sri Lanka is yet another destination in the Indian Ocean,” said Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines.

”In this way we are increasingly focusing on long-haul tourist destinations which are particularly in demand during the winter months.”

Austrian Airlines will offer flights once a week to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, namely on Tuesdays, starting on October 27, 2015 representing a further destination in Asia next to Delhi, Bangkok, Maldives, Peking and Tokyo, the company said.

The airline will operate a Boeing 767 for its flight service to Colombo, a distance of about 7,450 kilometers, which will take about 9 hours and 10 minutes from Vienna to Colombo.

The company said the destination will be offered during the winter season. Round trip air fares start at EUR 679 including taxes and charges.