Sri Lankan Airlines scores century in India

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) Sri Lankan Airlines has become the first foreign airlines to operate one hundred flights per week to India.

The airlines reached the important milestone today when it added another weekly flight to its existing services to Trichy.

Sri Lankan Airlines Cheif Executive Officer Peter Hill said Coimbatore became Sri Lankan's eleventh destination in India last month.

The airlines operate two flights a day to Chennai and Mumbai, and a daily to New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trichy, Thiruvanthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. There are four flgihts to Coimbatore and three to Goa.

''We recognised very early the important role that India plays in this part of the world, and we have been steadily increasing the number of flights and the cities that we serve,'' he said.

On futiure plans, he said, ''We have plans to operate our flights to another 15 cities, including Calcutta in the next few years.

''We hope to increase weekly flights from the present 100 to 150 in the next two to three years years,'' Mr Hill added.

Mr Manoj Gunawardena, Head of worldwide Passenger sales said the SriLankan offered Indian travellers rapid connections via Colombo to 54 destinations in 28 countries throughout the world.

The Airline is offering 1,100 return tickets between Colombo and 11 Indian destinations at an incredible Rs 100 each. This offer is exclusively for travellers in India and Sri Lanka who book through the airlines website www.srilankan.aero.

UNI

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