SriLankan to flex wings:
Direct flights to Canada from October
SriLankan Airlines will fly to new destinations in line with the
ongoing aviation sector development initiatives, Aviation Minister
Priyankara Jayaratne said.
SriLankans will fly to Toronto, Canada for the first time from
October. The Airlines will fly seven times per week with a stopover in
There is a big load of air passengers from Colombo to London and
London to Toronto and back. Therefore, moves will be taken to cater to
this potential market. More facilities will be added together with the
deployment of modern aircraft aiming to cater to this market potential,
the Minister noted.
Jayaratne added that SriLankan Airlines have already taken initial
preparation for operating the new destination. Under this, the SriLankan
has informed its agents of this route and received a positive response.
So far no direct flights have been operated to Canada.
ordance with the conclusions of bilateral talks held between
SriLankan and the United Kingdom Airline officials in London in
February, both countries have agreed to increase the number of flights
between London and Colombo. Accordingly, the SriLankan Airlines will
increase the number of flights to London from 13 to 14 by May and it
will be gradually increased to 21 per week. Due to these developments
SriLankan will have an advantage to reach Gatwick and Manchester
airports in addition to the Heathrow airport.
In accordance with the conclusions, British Airways, British Midland
International and Vergin Atlantic Airlines will fly to Sri Lanka.