SriLankan Airlines will link Hayderabad, the capital of the Southern Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, with Colombo as part of its twin destination holiday package in February.
ldblquote The airline will promote Sri Lanka in Andhra Pradesh. Apart from promoting India as a tourist destination, SriLankan will also promote Hyderabad in particular around its route network,
dblquote said SriLanka Airlines Head of Commercial, G T Jayaseelan. rn
rnThe second highest number of tourists to Sri Lanka in 2003 came from India and with greater liberalisation of air services between the two countries airport access from Sri Lanka to India also increased last year.rn
rnA new air deal between the two countries is also on the books. rn
rnIndia has expressed willingness remove the restrictions in the Bilateral Air Services Agreement and allow unrestricted access to 15 Indian destinations and three cities currently flown to by SriLankan Airlines.rn
rnHowever, Indian aeronautical authorities are not allowing unlimi