Israel’s second largest airline – Arkia – to operate flights to Sri Lanka.
Daily FT: Israel’s second largest airline, Arkia, is looking at expanding its operations to Sri Lanka, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando announced recently.
“Had the pleasure of meeting Arkia Airlines Gadi Tepper Chairman and CEO and Vice President Commercial Mike Homossany to discuss starting flight operations to Sri Lanka as soon as possible,” he said via Twitter.
The airline flies to over 40 destinations across Europe and parts of Asia and Africa.
Arkia operates some flights on a regular basis. However, the majority of its flights are flown on a seasonal basis.
“All are awaiting for the Civil Aviation Authority’s clearance which should be granted soon,” Minister Fernando said.
Sri Lanka welcomed 7,485 Israeli tourists during the first 10-days of November.
The number of international airlines operating flights to Sri Lanka is on the rise indicating an overall increase in the number of foreign travellers visiting the country. The tourism industry was one of the main revenue generators in the country until the global pandemic had an adverse impact on Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. However, there is renewed interest among tourists to visit Sri Lanka following the many promotional campaigns carried out by the country’s tourism authorities as well as the exposure received by the country as a must visit tourist destination. Given the increase in tourist arrivals to the country there has been an expansion in business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors. With the country’s tourism industry showing a growth as well as business potential, foreign businesses/investors could explore the expanding opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
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