Friday, September 03, 2021

Hyderabad airport recommences direct flights to Colombo

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), that owns and operates Hyderabad airport, on Friday said the direct flight service from Hyderabad to Colombo, Sri Lanka, has recommenced.

After a gap of nearly 19 months, Sri Lankan Airlines resumed the service from Hyderabad with the first flight taking off from Hyderabad airport at 9.55am with 120 passengers to Colombo. The Sri Lankan flights will operate between GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Colombo twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

Commenting on the development, Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd said, “Sri Lanka is one of the highly sought-after tourist destinations among Indian travellers of all ages. This nonstop route connecting Hyderabad and Colombo will bring travellers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh closer to many beautiful destinations across Sri Lanka.”

03/09/21 Swati Rathor/Times of India

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