Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sri Lankan Airlines resumes operations from Cbe after 9 yr gap

Coimbatore: After a nine year gap, Sri Lankan Airlines today recommenced operations from this city to Colombo.

The Airline would operate the service four times a week to Coimbatore, connecting Tamil Nadu's second largest city to the World through its global network, Chief Commercial Officer Siva Ramachandran told reporters here.

He said the services were suspended in 2008 due to economic reasons and added that they decided to start operations to the city, their 14th destination in India, after evaluation and feasability.

The new destination would further strengthen ties between both countries,promoting two way travel for leisure, business, pilgrimages, health requirement and education, he said.

With this addition, SrLankan Airelines now operates 126 flights a week to 14 cities in India,with existing services to Chennai, Tiruchirappali, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai,New Delhi, Gaya, Madurai, Varanasi, kochi,Bengaluru and Kolkatta,he said.
16/07/16 PTI/DNA