Kuawait’s Jazeera Airways to launch new direct flight service to Sri Lanka
Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has reportedly announced the launch of a new service to Sri Lanka, offering direct flights between Kuwait and Colombo twice a week.
Flights to Colombo will be on Jazeera’s expanding fleet of new Airbus A320neo aircrafts, all equipped with HEPA air filters, local media reports stated.
According to the flight schedule, Jazeera Airways flight J9 551 will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays, taking off from Kuwait International Airport at 6.45 p.m. and arriving in Colombo at 2.35 a.m. On return, flight J9 552 will depart on Mondays and Wednesdays from Colombo at 3.35 a.m. and land in Kuwait at 7.05 a.m.
The frequency of this service will be increased progressively over the course of this year, the airline has stated.
Jazeera Airways has also taken every safety and precautionary measure on its aircraft and at Jazeera Terminal T5 in Kuwait to ensure passengers fly safely, the airline has further noted.
“Despite the current global situation for the airline industry, we are launching our first new destination for the year to serve a resilient demand for travel, especially to destinations with strong safety and health measures,” CEO Rohit Ramachandran has been quoted as saying.
“We are now able to serve the Sri Lankan community in Kuwait as well as tourists to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has also in place strict health and safety measures against the COVID-19 pandemic which travelers should abide by and confirm before traveling,” he has added.
Sri Lanka re-opened to tourism on 21 January after a period of 10 months and is now a perfect holiday destination, Trade Arabia has reported.
Since reopening Sri Lanka’s borders, the island has seen a steady increase in the number of international airlines operating flights to the country. Sri Lanka has also been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and has received the safety and hygienic certification. All these have made Sri Lanka an attractive travel destination in post Covid travel. Also, the recommencement of economic activities have resulted in business travellers also visiting the island. All this has resulted in the expansion of economic activities, especially in the tourism industry. Foreign businesses/investors could explore business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.
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