Fly Over

CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

Czech Airlines made their formal entry into Sri Lanka today – the new air bridge linking Colombo and Prague via Dubai with a window into Europe and the Far East.
Two flights a week will service the route with Airline officials adding that most of the flight has already been sold out.rn

rnThe entry of Czech Airlines is seen as a strategic springboard into key European markets for which Sri Lanka currently has insufficient capacity.rn

rnThe tussle for limited airline seats for the winter season at year-end begins even before April, often sold out by the start of the season. rn

rnNational carrier Sri Lankan Airlines currently operates indirect flights to London, Frankfurt and Zurich.rn

rnTaking off in Prague in the heart of Europe, Czech Airlines is extensively networked within the European block endash a market Sri Lanka is trying to tap into.rn

rnldblquote Our focus is not just on the Czech Republic. We also see Sri Lanka as a transfer point to European destinations. Through our connection to

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