SriLankan Airlines will operate double-daily (14 weekly) flights to Trivandrum via Colombo, with effect from November 22nd 2012. This marks the second increase in frequency to the capital city of Kerala in India, in recent months.
Asia - the Indian Sub-Continent combined with the Far East, represent the major portion of Sri Lanka’s inbound and outbound traffic. As a result, the two regions have become fundamental to the airline’s growth strategy for the immediate future, with Colombo operating as the main hub in the facilitation of traffic to and from these regions, and linking them to the rest of the world, states SriLankan Airlines.
“Our aim is to offer better travel options to our valued passengers. In support of this goal and the growing traffic to India from Sri Lanka and the rest of the world, we will continue to strengthen our services to those travelling along this route, ” said Head of Worldwide Sales at SriLankan, Lal Perera.
The increase in frequency to Trivandrum is expected to enhance connectivity across SriLankan’s global network, and particularly for its South Indian customers from the state of Kerala. With 28 weekly flights, split equally between Trivandrum and Kochi, people working in the Middle East travelling to and out of Kerala via Colombo, will enjoy significantly improved connections, quick transfers and saving on time spent in transit.
The double daily flights to Kochi, and now Trivandrum, will also benefit passengers from Kanyakumari and Nagercoil in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.