Air India's Varanasi-Colombo maiden flight takes wing

Varanasi, will be connected with a direct flight with Colombo from Friday. 

Fulfilling a promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his visit to Sri Lanka in May this year, Air India will fly Airbus 320-Neo, twice a week, Fridays and Sundays.

Currently, Varanasi has one regular international flight: to Sharjah once a week. Other direct flights to Thailand and Kathmandu operate on a seasonal basis, from September to March. Apart from these, 22 domestic flights make 44 operations per day from this, an airport officials said. 

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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