Mar 02, 2013 (LBO) – Air Arabia, a UAE based budget carrier will launch twice weekly flights to Sri Lanka’s second international airport in Mattala from March 18, a media report said. It will start flights between Sharjah and Mattala, Arabian Business, a Middle Eastern business news portal said.
“Just a few months after our inception in 2003, we launched a direct service to Colombo, which was our first destination in the Subcontinent, and we are delighted to now add a second route to the country,” Adel Ali, Group chief executive of Air Arabia was quoted as saying.
“Our new service to Mattala is in direct response to passenger demand, and while contribute to the trade and tourism ties between UAE and Sri Lanka.”
The airline already operates nine weekly flights between Sharjah and Colombo, flying every day and twice a day on Tuesdays and Fridays.