SpiceJet commences flights between Madurai and Colombo
The Morning: The Indian budget carrier, SpiceJet commenced flight services between Madurai in India and Colombo from 20 August.
Earlier in July, SpiceJet confirmed plans to resume its six times weekly Madurai – Colombo flight service from 20 August, in its official online booking system. Accordingly, the budget carrier will operate flights between India’s Madurai and Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake in Colombo, six days a week, except on Wednesday.
While announcing the matter, SpiceJet expressed that: “We hope the direct flight will help boost tourism between the two countries.” Meanwhile, the OAG, a UK based global travel data provider, claimed that Sri Lankan Airlines will also operate the route.
There has been an increase in the numbers of flights operated by international airlines to Sri Lanka resulting in an increase in foreign travelers to the country. This is a clear indication of the overall expansion needs of the airport and aviation industry. Realizing the fast expansion in the airport and aviation industry, the government of Sri Lanka is currently engaged in a programmed to develop the country’s main international airport in Katunayake while also developing the regional airport network to further develop internal and external connectivity. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore confidently explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka’s airport and aviation industry as well as look at the development of supplementary infrastructure facilities required by the industry to keep up with the growing industry.
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