Turkish Airlines announces daily flights from 27 May

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Turkish Airlines plans to strengthen its services from Colombo by adding a seventh frequency every Sunday, starting from 27 May.

With this expansion, Turkish Airlines will offer daily flights from Colombo, a move aimed at enhancing tourism, trade, and cultural ties between Türkiye and Sri Lanka.

This development marks a significant milestone in Turkish Airlines’ service to Sri Lanka, which spans over 11 years. 

In October 2023, the airline ushered in a new era by inaugurating direct flights from Istanbul to Colombo. Previously, the airline had a stopover in Male before arriving in Colombo. 

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau last month successfully conducted its first ever roadshow in Turkey in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Mission in Ankara and the national carrier SriLankan Airlines that has direct connectivity from Istanbul which operates five flights per week. The roadshow saw participation of 19 Sri Lankan travel companies and hotels.