The National Carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines, is pleased to announce the commencement of the direct flight service between Seychelles and Colombo, the business hub of Sri Lanka, effective from today 30th October 2016.
Accordingly, SriLankan will fly four days a week non-stop flights from Seychelles to Colombo connecting 47 countries and 101 destinations within SriLankan’s network and over 1000 destinations via the oneworld alliance network.
The commencement of the Seychelles-Colombo operation is yet another initiative launched by SriLankan Airlines focusing on the region, offering the people of Seychelles nonstop travel to Middle Eastern destinations namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman; Europe and North America via London; and the SAARC region’s main cities including Male and Gan in the Maldives, Dhaka in Bangladesh, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Kochi, Madurai, Kolkata, Varanasi and Bodh Gaya.
SriLankan will be operating every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from Seychelles to Colombo. The departure time of the flights from Seychelles on Monday and Wednesday is scheduled for 5.35hrs and arrival in Colombo at 11.20hrs. On Thursday and Saturday the flights are expected to leave Seychelles at 11.35 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 17.20 hrs.
The commencement of the Seychelles operation coincides with the airline’s new expansion initiative under which it is adding eleven new destinations across Asia namely Gan islands in the Maldives, Jakarta, Bahrain, Muscat, Madurai, Kolkata, Lahore, Dhaka, Varanasi and Bodh Gaya, offering passengers the opportunity to immerse themselves in unique cultural experiences while inviting the world to experience the vibrancy of Sri Lanka.
With SriLankan Airlines, passengers are now able to discover the wonders of traditional SriLankan warmth and hospitality, while enjoying an award-winning, world class on-board experience, complete with the latest entertainment, cozy onboard comforts and delectable cuisine.
For those seeking onward connectivity from Colombo, the airline operates to nine key cities in the Middle East, which includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Bahrain and Kuwait with a total of 55 flights a week.
In South Asia, SriLankan’s operations to India spans ten destinations; Chennai, Trivandrum, Trichy, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Cochin, Varanasi, Madurai and Kolkata with 107 weekly flights. The airline also operates ten times a week to Pakistan, daily flights to Bangladesh, and 21 flights a week to Maldives. London serves as SriLankan’s gateway to Europe, connecting passengers to a range of European and North American destinations with its codeshare partners.