SriLankan Airlines to expand its reach to 13 Indian cities with new flights to Ahmedabad & Vizag
Post its acquisition of Mihin Lanka, SriLankan Airlines increased its reach in India to 11 cities. This number is set to increase to 13 with firm plans to bring Ahmedabad and Vizag on its route network from April 2017. Currently, the national carrier of Sri Lanka operates 107 flights-a-week to the Indian market from its Colombo hub, and offers connections to 101 destinations in 42 countries.SriLankan Airlines operated flights to 7 cities of Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Trichy, Trivandrum, Mumbai and Delhi. After the acquisition of Mihin Lanka, they added Kolkata, Varanasi, Madhurai and Bodh Gaya to their network, elevating SriLankan’s reach to 11 cities in India. With this development, SriLankan is now the fifth biggest carrier in India in terms of international operations. India being largest market for SriLankan, they will start operating flights to Ahmedabad and Visakhapatnam from April, and add four weekly flights each to Mumbai and Delhi from June 2017 onwards.