Hyderabad, September 03, 2021 : Plan your next trip to Sri Lanka and explore its rich culture and natural diversity this monsoon. In its constant endeavor to explore new international destinations, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), today recommenced direct flight service from Hyderabad to Colombo, Sri Lanka. After a gap of nearly one year and seven months, Sri Lankan Airlines resumed the service from Hyderabad. The aircraft took off at 9.55 AM with 120 passengers from Hyderabad to Colombo amidst much fanfare at the airport. Senior officials from GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Sri Lankan Airlines, along with other airport stakeholders graced the occasion.
The Sri Lankan flights will operate between GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Colombo twice a week - Monday and Friday.
Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, said, “Sri Lanka is one of the highly sought-after tourist destinations among Indian travelers of all ages. This nonstop route connecting to Hyderabad and Colombo will bring travelers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh closer to many beautiful destinations across Sri Lanka. We are delighted that Sri Lankan Airlines has extended its services to Hyderabad. We are hopeful that the new flight will receive tremendous acceptance from the people of South India. GMR Hyderabad International Airport continues to explore new international routes and we look forward to connecting many more exciting destinations soon”.
Mr. V. Ravindran, Regional Manager, India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Sri Lankan Airlines, said, “Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are key markets for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Airlines is looking forward for further expansion in terms frequencies or capacity out of Telangana when passenger demand expected to grow.”
The magnificent island-country Sri Lanka is a traveler’s paradise. One of the favorite countries of all time among the Indians, the diverse country has lush tea plantations and waterfalls, tropical beaches, jaw- dropping wildlife, historical monuments, and temples to name a few. It’s a dream destination for honeymoon seekers, couples, adventure sports lovers and families alike.
Hyderabad is a gateway to South & Central India, and a preferred and largest transit hub. It offers convenient proximity for passengers originating from the nearby cities, viz. Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Rajahmundry, Bhopal, and Tirupati.
Sri Lankan Airlines is the national carrier of Sri Lanka based in Colombo. Using a fleet of narrow and wide-body Airbus aircraft, Sri Lankan Airlines operates a network of regional services within Asia and the Subcontinent, as well as services to the Middle East and Europe. Sri Lankan Airlines currently holds the highest attainable ‘Diamond’ status from the recently concluded APEX Health and Safety Audit, thus affirming its stature as an airline with the highest focus on passenger safety and wellbeing throughout the passenger journey.
Get ready to indulge in the blissful and unique experience in Sri Lanka-The pearl of the Indian Ocean.