Flights Between S.India and Sri Lanka.
Mihin Lanka Sri Lanka's budget operator which is operating four number of flights a week between Colombo and Trichy sector has decided to withdraw all the four flights effective from June 1. This is to a big drop in passengers who are travelling to India from Sri Lanka.
Mean while recently, the SriLankan Airlines too had slashed its flights by half, on the Colombo-Chennai route due to less passengers.
A statement from the airline said "SriLankan Airlines has observed a drop in traffic between Chennai and Colombo due to recent developments in Tamil Nadu, hence it was decided to reduce its frequency of flights to Chennai from 28 to 14 per week,".
Dubai's innovative low-cost airline Flydubai is to double the daily flights to Sri Lanka starting from this summer, which will make the total number of weekly flights to 14.
This announcement comes after the carrier attended in the inaugural ceremony for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (also known as Hambantota Airport), Sri Lanka's second International air port. Having announced a three times a week service; this second international gateway will be served with daily services starting from June 3, 2013. This service is in addition to the current daily flights to Colombo.
Flights to Hambantota will operate three-times a week from May 21, 2013 and daily from June 3, 2013. FZ551 departs Dubai Terminal 2 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2250hrs, landing in Mattala International Airport at 0635hrs local time following a stop in Colombo at 0555hrs. The return flight, FZ552, direct to Dubai departs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 0730hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1050hrs local time.