SriLankan Airlines to commence daily direct flights to Melbourne

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 7, 2017 16:25

SriLankan Airlines to commence daily direct flights to Melbourne

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, will begin daily non-stop services to Melbourne from October 29.

Capt. Suren Ratwatte, chief executive of SriLankan Airlines, said: “Our presence in Australia cements the long-standing relationship between our two countries. We recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our nations, and the addition of Melbourne signifies our strategy of optimizing the airline’s network in line with our restructuring. This also means that we have connected another continent to our global route map.”

He added: “Given the number of Sri Lankans residing in and around Victoria, we fulfil a long felt need for a direct service. We are proud to welcome all the diverse residents of Victoria who can now enjoy the direct connections when visiting their friends and families throughout our network.”

The airline will operate an A330-200 aircraft on the route.

Meanwhile, SriLankan Airlines has stated that its flights to Qatar are not affected by diplomatic tensions in the region, though the airline is closely monitoring the situation.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 7, 2017 16:25