Friday, July 14, 2017

Coimbatore-Colombo flight service from Sunday

With four flights a week, SriLankan Airlines will commence Coimbatore - Colombo services from Sunday.

The services will be on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with arrival and departure timings as 14:35 and 15:35 on the Coimbatore-Colombo sector. SriLankan Airlines is the third international airliner providing connectivity to the city.

R. Mahalingam, director of Coimbatore International Airport, said that all the formalities for the commencement of operation has been completed.

“Service to Sri Lanka commencing on Sunday will expand the airport's international flight list. Trade bodies are fighting for more international flights, especially to Dubai and Europe” said Mr. Mahalingam.

While finalising the four services in the current summer schedule, officials of Airport Authority of India had requested SriLankan Airlines management to consider operation of daily flights from winter schedule 2017-18.

Air Arabia and Silk Air are currently operating services to Sharjah and Singapore respectively from Coimbatore.
14/07/17 The Hindu