SriLankan to start Colombo-Ahmedabad & Colombo-Calicut route from 2020
SriLankan Airlines will enhance connectivity to India with new flights to Ahmedabad and Calicut. The operations will begin in 2020. The airlines has started operating 4 additional weekly flights connecting Delhi with Colombo from July 4 taking the weekly flights between the two cities to 18 flights.
The launch of four more flights to Delhi will see the weekly flights operated by SriLankan Airlines to various cities in India go up to 221 flights a week. India is an important market for the airline and constitutes almost 24 per cent of the total passengers travelling with SriLankan airlines on its international network.
“We wanted to enhance connectivity to Gujarat and hence will start a new connection to Ahmedabad. We were earlier operating to Calicut, but had to stop that for some reason and will restart this route again and hope to record growth in the region,” said Vipula Gunatilleka, CEO, SriLankan Airlines.