German leisure carrier Condor to operate flights to Sri Lanka.
The Morning: Condor, a German leisure carrier that operates scheduled services to holiday destinations worldwide, is hoping to start operations to Sri Lanka.
Condor is represented in Sri Lanka and the Maldives by Hayleys Aviation, a subsidiary of the blue-chip multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC. Hayleys Aviation is a General Sales Agent (GSA) company in Sri Lanka, representing some of the world’s passenger and cargo airlines in Sri Lanka and the Maldives for over two decades.
“With the announcement of Condor´s increasing flight plan to numerous destinations in the Indian Ocean and other countries, the partnership with Hayleys was the next logical step for us. The new co-operation between our two brands will allow us to garner new segments and explore greater commercial opportunities for our business in Asia,” stated Condor Head of Sales for Overseas Markets Carsten Sasse.
Hayleys Aviation Director/CEO Gerard Victoria commenting on the partnership with Condor stated: “We are deeply honoured that Condor has selected Hayleys Aviation as their General Sales Agent in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. We have always looked at ways and means of expanding the aviation industry of Sri Lanka, and this partnership comes at a strategic phase as both brands are expanding beyond the horizon.”
Hayleys Group maintains a global presence across five regions with business interests spanning 16 diverse sectors. Accounting for $ 600 million of the country’s foreign earnings and 4.2% of the nation’s total export income, Hayleys is a champion of sustainable innovation and represents one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories. Hayleys is Sri Lanka’s number one corporate for 2021, as ranked by the nation’s business publications.
The commencement of new foreign airlines to the country is indicative of the increasing tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. The country’s tourism industry that was hit by the global pandemic is now back on the path to recovery. Sri Lanka has also received much exposure in the international media as a must visit tourist destination while several leading travel publications have listed the country among the top island destinations. All this exposure and promotional campaigns carried out in key foreign source markets have resulted in a steady increase in tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the expanding economic activities have also resulted in an increase in business travellers to Sri Lanka. Given the growing business potential in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, foreign businesses/investors could explore opportunities in the industry, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
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