Sri Lanka to get Tiger Airways flights from May

Apr 01, 2012 (LBO) – Singapore-based Tiger Airways, a budget carrier, said it is starting thrice-a week flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo from May 31, as the island attraction as a tourist spot grows after the end of a civil war. “We are pleased to announce the launch of our direct flights between Singapore and Colombo,” Stewart Adams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore said in a statement.

“This marks the launch of our second new route since the beginning of this year, and is part of our ongoing push to expand our network and paw print in the region.”

Started in September 2004, Tiger Airways operates a fleet of 32 Airbus A320 and hubs out of Singapore and Australia.

Two Airbus A319 aircraft are operated out of Philippines by SEAIR, a partner. The airline operates flies to 34 destinations in 14 countries and territories in the Asia- Pacific area.

The airline will fly to Colombo on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It will depart Colombo at 23.05 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12.00 on Sundays.

Sri Lanka and Singapore has reciprocal visa free travel.

Sri Lanka’s tourist industry has been booming since the end of a 30-year war in 2009.

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