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 airlineâ??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