Air China to resume operations to Sri Lanka, flights to start from Chengdu-Colombo
Ada Derana: Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, will resume flights between Chengdu of Sichuan province and Colombo, Sri Lanka on 03 July.
Accordingly, the airline is scheduled to operate flights between Chengdu and Colombo three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Flights flying from Chengdu Tianfu International Airport to Colombo are scheduled to arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 08:55 p.m., while departures are scheduled to leave to Chengdu at 10:15 p.m.
Many international airlines are increasing the number of flights operated to Sri Lanka. This is indicative of the overall increase in foreign travelers visiting the country. Key among the foreign travelers to the country are Chinese businessperson and tourists. Following the global pandemic and last year’s economic crisis, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is once again on the path to recovery. Chinese tourists were among the top tourists visiting the country until the global pandemic. However, the return of Chinese businesspersons and tourists to Sri Lanka is further being proven by the resumption of Air China flights between Chengdu and Colombo. The expanding economic activities, especially in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has presented a host of new business/investment opportunities. Foreign businesses/investors including Chinese businesses could confidently explore the expanding opportunities in Sri Lanka given the historical and strong ties between Sri Lanka and China. Sri Lanka also figures prominently in China’s belt and road initiative (BRI). All these are indicative of the growing importance of Sri Lanka as an emerging business destination in the South Asian region.
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