Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sri Lanka seeks more flights to India

Colombo: Sri Lanka has asked for access to more airlines apart from flag carrier Sri Lankan Airways to fly to Indian metropolitan cities as officials from the two countries began trade talks today. "We want more access to fly to metropolitan cities in India," Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Director General H M C Nimalsiri said as the two-day talks started.
Present laws allow a registered Sri Lankan carrier to fly to Indian metropolis like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore. But all routes on the lucrative metropolitan sector have been taken up by flag carrier 'Sri Lankan Airlines'.
09/10/06 PTI/The Hindu