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IndiGo announces Mumbai-Colombo direct flights

IndiGo announces Mumbai-Colombo direct flights

Chennai Vision: IndiGo has announced new direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo starting 12 April. These flights will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and play a key role in enhancing connectivity between the financial capital of India–Mumbai, and the capital of Sri Lanka. With this new connection, Mumbai has become the fourth destination in India with direct connectivity to Colombo, after Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.
IndiGo Head of Global Sales Vinay Malhotra said: “We are pleased to launch new direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo which would serve as a catalyst in enhancing travel, trade and tourism, between India and Sri Lanka. With the addition of these flights, IndiGo will operate 37 weekly flights to Colombo from 4 cities in India. We are continuously working towards providing our customers with superior connectivity and enhanced accessibility to explore new horizons with our ever-expanding range of travel options. IndiGo remains committed to delivering on its promise of affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience across an unparalleled network.”
India and Sri Lanka share a rich legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and trade relations spanning over 2,500 years. Colombo serves as a bustling hub for both business and tourism. The city is well-connected to the international airport and offers easy access to the island nation.
Colombo itself is a city of contrasts where modern skyscrapers stand alongside colonial-era architecture. Travellers can explore a wealth of cultural and historical landmarks, including the Gangaramaya Temple and the National Museum. For culinary adventure lovers, Colombo’s diverse food scene offers a tempting array of flavours, from spicy curries to fresh seafood.
Customers who wish to plan their travel can book tickets via IndiGo official website or through its mobile app.
The introduction of these flights will further bolster the airline’s international connectivity.

OSL take:
There has been a steady increase in the number of flights operated to Sri Lanka by international airlines indicating a steady growth in tourist arrivals to the country. It is in such a backdrop that airlines operating from neighbouring India have seen an expansion in the number of destinations flights are being operated to Sri Lanka from India. It is indicative of the increase in Indian travelers to Sri Lanka. Indian tourists currently head the list of tourists visiting Sri Lanka while Indian business travelers have also seen a boost in the past few months given the growing business, trade and investment ties between Sri Lanka and India. All these are indicative of the growing economic activities in Sri Lanka and the expansion in business/investment opportunities in all key economic sectors in the country. Given the close and growing ties between Sri Lanka and India, Indian businesses/investors could confidently explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka. Other foreign businesses/investors looking at doing business with India could also look at setting up base in Sri Lanka to engage with India.

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