Sri Lanka’s flag carrier, SriLankan Airlines has increased the number of its weekly flights to Trivandrum, India. The airline has added three more flights between Colombo and Trivandrum bringing the total to 10 flights a week

International travellers looking for flights to the famous Indian Ocean destination of Sri Lanka via India have yet another option available to them.

SriLankan Airlines has boosted its weekly flight frequency between India and Sri Lanka. From August 30, 2012, the airline is increasing its flight operations between the South Indian city of Trivandrum and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

Three additional flights will be connecting Trivandrum and Colombo in a week. This will take the number of weekly flights between the two cities to 10.

Sources indicate that the carrier’s plans to enhance the flight frequency to India have been triggered by the fact that India is the airline’s key market and a top revenue contributor. The new service is also going to benefit foreign tourists who seek flights to Sri Lanka from South India and vice versa.

Lal Perera, Head of Worldwide Sales at SriLankan Airlines said, “India is a high growth potential destination for us, and the airline has been increasingly focusing its resources in developing its network there, alongside the Far East.”

In the month of May 2012, the carrier increased its weekly flights twice daily to South India’s popular destination of Kochi.

Sri Lanka’s national airline now operates 87 weekly flights to India, serving cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, Trichy and Trivandrum.

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