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Sri Lankan Airlines to increase capacity on Mumbai route – Travel Biz Monitor

[MISC, Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:46 No Comment]

The national carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines is aiming to increase capacity on its Indian routes in 2012 by bringing in new aircraft. Lalith Peiris, Area Manager – Maharashtra, SriLankan Airlines said, “We are considering bringing in new aircraft to fly on the Mumbai route. We will replace the A320s currently in operation  with four A340s by March 2012. These aircraft will enable us to offer flatbed seats in business class as well as increase capacity in the economy class.”

SriLankan Airlines is also planning to launch flights to Ahmedabad from Colombo as well as restarting services to Calicut and Goa. The airline had stopped the Calicut and Goa operations during FY 2008-09.  Peiris said, “Our focus is on corporate travellers from India. We will target MICE and corporate travellers from Tier-I and Tier-II cities in India,” he said.

SriLankan Airlines currently operates 77 flights per week to India including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli.

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