Thursday, October 26, 2006

SriLankan's 'fly Pune' plan on hold

Pune: With the Lohegaon airport barely offering any scope for expansion, the city is losing out on the opportunity of making the most of international airliners' eagerness to operate flights to Pune.
SriLankan Airlines is one such case in point.
"We have received reciprocal rights for operating flights to these two cities, but I won't hazard a comment right now as to when the service begins,"Dimuthu Tennekoon, country manager, SriLankan Airlines, told TOI on Wednesday.
"Our immediate priority is Goa, where we are starting two flights a week from October 30. We will later finalise the feasibility study and evaluation for other destinations, including Pune,"he said.
26/10/06 Vishwas Kothari/Times of India