SriLankan Airlines will now increase its frequency to Delhi and Mumbai due to peak demand. The airline intends to further increase these frequencies to 13 flights per week to Delhi- Northern India and 14 flights a week to Mumbai-Western India this year. According to Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Country Manager, Srilankan Airlines, “With the new development ventures, we anticipate significant passenger numbers from our key contributors to inbound tourism traffic that includes India, China, Europe, Australia, and the Maldives. We have already introduced three new destinations in 2017 namely Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Coimbatore commenced operations with four frequencies a week.”
The Delhi-Northern India and Mumbai-Western India flights were increased from seven to 11 frequencies in July 2017.
India has been a vital partner in SriLankan Airlines’ route network from the early days since it is Sri Lanka’s number one source of inbound tourist traffic. Today, the airline directly operates to 14 Indian destinations with a total of 135 flights a week.