Singapore Airlines resumes daily flights to Colombo
Singapore Airlines last week resumed daily flights to Colombo, thereby increasing flight frequencies to seven times weekly from five weekly flights.
According to reports, flight SQ469 departs from Colombo at 0045 hrs and arrives in Singapore at 0720hrs. For the return sector, SQ468 departs from Singapore at 2210 hrs and arrives in Colombo at 2330hrs.
Singapore Airlines General Manager in Sri Lanka Zachary Liew has been quoted as saying, “We are delighted to resume daily operations between Colombo and Singapore as we continue to expand our global network in a safe and calibrated manner.”
“This will provide additional passenger travel and air freight options for our customers and facilitate improved connections beyond our hub in Singapore.”
Aitken Spence is the General Sales Agency (GSA) for Singapore Airlines in Sri Lanka and is the longest standing GSA representation spanning over four decades in the Singapore Airlines network worldwide.
Prior to the pandemic SIA used to operate 11 flights per week, according to local media reports.
Singapore Airlines reportedly operates the Airbus A350-900 aircraft between Colombo and Singapore, with 40 Business Class seats and 263 Economy Class seats. The Business Class seats can be reclined into fully flat beds, and are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, providing every customer with direct aisle access.
International airlines have increased the flights operated to Sri Lanka. This is indicative of the increase in foreign arrivals to the country. It is a clear sign of the steady growth in tourist arrivals to the country. Sri Lanka has become an attractive post Covid travel destination following the successful Covid vaccination programme carried out by the country and the receipt of the internationally recognised safety and hygiene certifications by the country’s airports. Also, Sri Lanka has been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and the country has also been slotted among the Top 10 island destinations. With Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities carrying out a promotional campaign in key foreign source markets and exploring new tourism concepts, there has been a steady growth in tourist arrivals. Meanwhile, arrival of business travellers have also seen an increase due to the growing business/investment opportunities. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore confidently explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka, especially in the tourism industry.
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