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SriLankan Airlines increases capacity between Colombo and Singapore

SriLankan Airlines will expand its capacity on the Colombo – Singapore – Colombo route from 29th October 2018 onwards, by introducing wide bodied Airbus A330 aircraft and increasing the frequency to 21 flights per week, or 3 flights a day.

In a statement SriLankan Airlines said that, of the 21 flights, 7 will be operated by A 330-300 aircraft, while the remaining 14 will be operated by A 320/ A 321 Neos. Currently there are 17 flights per week on this route.

“Wide bodied Airbus A330-300 aircraft are equipped with the latest inflight entertainment systems, luxurious seating and on-board cuisine that is among the finest in the sky, to provide the highest levels of customer satisfaction,” the statement said.

According to Singapore Tourism statistics, 107,789 tourists from Sri Lanka visited Singapore in 2017. The route is popular with a wide range of travellers including holidaymakers, businessmen, traders, MICE groups, students and those who visit families and friends.

Srilankan also offers code – share flights to 4 cities in Australia with their OneWorld partner Qantas, namely Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Perth through the Singapore Changi hub. This is in addition to the daily direct flights operated by SriLankan Airlines on Colombo – Melbourne route.