Sri Lankan Airlines launches Vizag-Colombo service

Sri Lankan Airlines on Saturday launched its Visakhapatnam-Colombo service, the port city becoming its 12th destination in India. The service will have a frequency of four times a week. During next eight days, the airlines, considered the largest foreign airline operating to India, will be adding to its network two more destinations - Hyderabad on July 12 and Coimbatore on July 16.

This would probably Sri Lankan's next new destinations because Mumbai and Delhi are already crowded. The Airline is expecting Vizag-Colombo service would immediately record a plant load factor of over 75 per cent, which was a "healthy level in terms of returns."  Its other services from India had a PLF of around 80  to 85 per cent

These services to India would involve the airlineĆ¢??s new A320 neo and A321 neo aircraft.  Wide body aircraft will be used an ad-hoc basis depending on the demand. The airline has a fleet of 24 aircraft, including 13 narrow-body aircraft.  It is acquiring another A320, which will join its fleet by the end of this month.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
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