Bringing China closer to Sri Lanka

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Air China, the flag carrier and one of the People’s Republic of China’s major airlines, on Tuesday began direct flights from Chengdu to Colombo. Jetwing Air, part of the Jetwing family, acts as the airline’s General Sales Agent (GSA) and will overlook reservations within Sri Lanka. The inaugural flight was welcomed by Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao, Jetwing Chairman Hiran Cooray, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman Rohantha Athukorala and other officials - Pix by Deepa Adikari