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SriLankan becomes first international airline to fly to Gan Island

SriLankan Airlines consolidated its traditional positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives, by commencing services to Gan Island from 1st December 2016, in the Indian Ocean island nation. Thus SriLankan Airlines became the only airline to operate international flights to Gan 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 102 destinations in 47 countries and 1000 destinations under the oneworld alliance.


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 Gan at 9.05hrs, arrive in Colombo at 11.25hrs. Hours; depart Colombo at 7.01hrs and arrive in Gan at 8.20hrs.


The commencement of services to Gan was part of the recent strategic shift by SriLankan to 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 was one of 11 new destinations in the Asia-Middle East region to which Sri Lanka’s national carrier commenced it’s 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.