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Friday, May 09, 2014 - 6.19 GMT

SriLankan Airlines to start charter flights to Chongqing


SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the one world alliance, in a move to meet the increasing demands for air services between China and Sri Lanka will soon be operating scheduled charter flights to Sichuan province, China.

Starting from July 1, 2014, SriLankan will be operating a weekly flight to Chongqing from Colombo, returning via Bangkok. The signing of the agreement between Chongqing Huapont International Travel Service Co. Ltd. and SriLankan Airlines was held yesterday (May 8, 2014) in Colombo.

The national carrier currently operates a total of 15 weekly flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong and with this initiative, will be marking its presence in the South-western China as well.

SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena said, “Having identified China as one of our key markets, we are constantly looking for new avenues to expand our operations in the region through increasing frequencies and introducing new destinations. With the introduction of charter flights to Chongqing, we will be catering to a new segment of passengers who will no doubt, enjoy convenient and hassle-free travel with a touch of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality.”





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