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Kuwait Airways to commence second flight to Sri Lanka after hailing move to boost tourism

Kuwait Airways to commence second flight to Sri Lanka after hailing move to boost tourism

The national carrier of the State of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, has reportedly hailed the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to boost tourism and rejuvenate air travel into Sri Lanka and overcoming the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Airline whose colourful history in Sri Lanka extends back over four decades and had previously resumed scheduled operations to Sri Lanka from 28 January 2021 and is now increasing its operating frequencies into Sri Lanka on 13 March.

Kuwait Airways Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives Sudesh Rupasinghe has been quoted as saying in the local media, “Despite the numerous setbacks faced globally by the COVID-19 pandemic, now that Kuwait Airways has resumed services to Sri Lanka, we are truly looking forward to enhancing our frequencies to meet the tourist demands in to Sri Lanka. Kuwait Airways was recently rated as a Major Five Star Airline for the year 2021.
“We look forward to working closely with Sri Lanka Tourism in this regard and applaud the untiring efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, spearheaded by both the Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga and State Minister of Aviation and the Civil Aviation Authority, most ably led by the Chairman and Director General, the Secretary and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and of course the National Operations Centre for prevention of COVID-19 and the SL Army, Airport and Aviation Services and the Ministry of Health, in these challenging times which have led to the successful reopening of Sri Lanka’s borders.

“Further, we are sincerely appreciative of the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts to promote tourism to both Bandaranaike International Airport as well as Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, providing viable and attractive options highlighting the excellent potential for airlines. It is also our intention to strengthen our existing ties with the Government of Sri Lanka and we aim to provide all our passengers our full complement of services.”
The airline aims to fly to as many serviceable prime destinations as possible in the current COVID-19 situation, all Kuwait Airways flights are serviced by the world’s youngest fleet which includes the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A320 neo aircraft operating out of Kuwait which is indeed good news for travelers, local media reports stated.

OSL take:

With the reopening of Sri Lanka’s borders earlier this year, international airlines operating flights to Sri Lanka have seen a steady increase indicating an increase in travellers to the island. Sri Lanka has already resumed the tourism industry, which was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the country when the global Covid 19 pandemic affected global travel. Sri Lanka has been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and has received the safety and hygienic certification making the island an attractive travel destination in post Covid travel. Given the increase in air travel to Sri Lanka and resumption of key economic sectors, foreign businesses/investors could explore opportunities in Sri Lanka.

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