Saturday, October 21, 2006

SriLankan Airlines expands flights to India

SriLankan Airlines says it will consider lowering fuel surcharges on tickets in January if oil prices continue to fall, while it also expands further into Indian metropolitan cities this winter.
The airline increased fuel surcharges thrice this year, adding up to 80 dollars on the cost of a long haul, one way ticket and 50 dollars for a shorter run.
Meanwhile, the airline also plans to snap up new flight frequencies Sri Lanka negotiated with India under recent trade talks, to top Indian metropolitan cities.
"We are looking to include Mumbai into our winter plan into India," Brown said.
India gave Sri Lanka seven flights a week in addition to the existing seven, to top metropolitan city Mumbai immediately and to Bangalore from 2008.
21/10/06 Lanka Everything, UK

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