(PRESS RELEASE) - SriLankan Airlines will consolidate its traditional positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives, by commencingservices to Gan Island on 1st December 2016, in the Indian Ocean island nation.Thus SriLankanAirlines will become the only airline to operate international flights toGan International Airport, with four flights per week. Accordingly, Gan Island operations will facilitate visitors’ travel to any destination in the world via SriLankan Airlines’ global route network with 101 destinations in 47 countries and 1000 destinations under the oneworldalliance. Gan is the most populated island in Addu Atoll (also known as Seenu Atoll), the southernmost atoll in the Maldives. SriLankan flights will depart from Gan on every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Ganat 9.05hrs, arrive in Colombo at 11.25hrs. Hours; depart Colombo at 7.01hrs and arrive in Ganat 8.20hrs. The commencement of services to Gan is part of the recent strategic shift by SriLankanto heighten its focus on its network in South Asia namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and in the Middle East Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, and the Far East including Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Gan is one of 11 new destinations in the Asia-Middle East region to which Sri Lanka’s national carrier is commencing services in the fourth quarter of 2016. SriLankan provides rapid connections through Colombo to its global network, including over 100 weekly flights to 11 cities in India, and a wide range of destinations in the Far East and the Middle East.On the way, passengers can enjoy SriLankan’s modern fleet and a service which provides passengers with comfortable seats, state of the art entertainment systems, excellent in-flight cuisine, and flight attendants famed for their warmth and caring. SriLankan’s office in the Maldives is located at: SriLankan Airlines Ltd, C/o ACE Aviation Services Maldives Pvt Ltd Thuniya Building (2nd Floor), BoduthakurufaanuMagu, Henveiru, 20066 Male, Republic of Maldives.