Jetstar Asia will be first overseas carrier to resume flights to Sri Lanka from August 1
Jetstar Asia will reportedly become the first overseas carrier to resume flights to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from August 1 when the country reopens to regular tourists.
The announcement was made in the industry website CAPA a few days ago.
According to reports, it will become the only low-cost carrier to fly direct from Singapore to Colombo.
Also, Colombo becomes Jetstar Asia’s 25th destination from Singapore and the first airline in the Qantas Group to fly to Colombo.
The return service will operate four times a week with flights timed to allow more travellers from Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia to access Colombo by transiting through Changi Airport in Singapore, reports further state.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi has been quoted as saying that Sri Lanka frequently topped the most desired holiday destination lists and Colombo was the perfect gateway to this amazing country.
“As we face an ever-changing aviation and tourism landscape, Jetstar Asia is committed to continuing to open up exciting new destinations for our customers,” Pasupathi has said.
“Colombo and its surrounding area have so much to offer, from the sprawling city, to the beautiful beaches, the incredible food and the many significant cultural, religious and historical landmarks.
“With our low fares, we’re excited to be able to open up this incredible destination to ensure more people experience all that it has to offer. The flights to Colombo will be operated by Jetstar Asia’s 180-seat A320 with promotional fares.”
The government of Sri Lanka is in the process of making necessary arrangements to reopen the country to foreign visitors from August 1st. The country’s economic activities have already been restarted and the tourism industry will kick start from August 1st. International airlines have already made arrangements to resume flights to Colombo, expressing confidence in the manner in which Sri Lanka has contained the spread of Covid 19. Foreign businesses/investors interested in exploring opportunities in Sri Lanka could confidently make arrangements to visit the island soon.
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