Unlock 2.0: Sri Lankan Airlines resume flight operation from Hyderabad airport

Leave pandemic blues behind, plan your next trip to Sri Lanka and explore its rich culture and natural diversity this monsoon.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Sep 2021 7:25 AM GMT
Unlock 2.0: Sri Lankan Airlines resume flight operation from Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad: Leave pandemic blues behind, plan your next trip to Sri Lanka and explore its rich culture and natural diversity this monsoon.

Hyderabad International Airport on Friday recommenced direct flight service from Hyderabad to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After a gap of nearly one year and seven months, Sri Lankan Airlines resumed the service from Hyderabad. The aircraft took off at 9.55 AM with 120 passengers from Hyderabad to Colombo amidst much fanfare at the airport. Senior officials from GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Sri Lankan Airlines, along with other airport stakeholders graced the occasion.

Sri Lankan flights will operate between GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Colombo twice a week - Monday and Friday.

"Sri Lanka is one of the highly sought-after tourist destinations among Indian travelers of all ages. This nonstop route connecting to Hyderabad and Colombo will bring travelers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh closer to many beautiful destinations across Sri Lanka. We are delighted that Sri Lankan Airlines has extended its services to Hyderabad. We are hopeful that the new flight will receive tremendous acceptance from the people of South India. GMR Hyderabad International Airport continues to explore new international routes and we look forward to connecting many more exciting destinations soon," said Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

V. Ravindran, Regional Manager, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, Sri Lankan Airlines, said Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are key markets for Sri Lanka. "Sri Lankan Airlines is looking forward for further expansion in terms frequencies or capacity out of Telangana when passenger demand expected to grow," he said.

The magnificent island-country Sri Lanka is a traveler's paradise. One of the favorite countries of all time among the Indians, the diverse country has lush tea plantations and waterfalls, tropical beaches, jaw- dropping wildlife, historical monuments, and temples to name a few. It's a dream destination for honeymoon seekers, couples, adventure sports lovers, and families alike.

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