Rotana Jet begins Colombo and Mattala flights

Thursday, 10 April 2014 01:53 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

  • 3 flights a week effective 9 April from Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi
Rotana Jet will today operate to two of its latest destinations Colombo and Mattala in Sri Lanka. The airline will operate three flights per week from Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and to the second international gateway, using an Airbus A319 aircraft in Business and Economy Class.  Rotana Jet will increase the frequencies to six flights a week soon. Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Jet operates both Executive Charter and Scheduled Airline services. It was the first domestic airline of UAE when it began operations in 2012. The airline currently operates flights to Bahrain, Muscat and Salalah in addition to the flights to Sir Bani Yas Island, Fujairah, Delma and Dubai. Rotana Jet’s Commercial and Planning Director Rajendran Vellapalath said: “Rotana Jet is glad to announce Colombo and Mattala as its first international destination’s outside the GCC. The Sri Lankan expatriate community and the increasing number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka will have greater access with the newly-introduced flights from Rotana Jet. “We take this opportunity to thank MP Namal Rajapakse for extending his fullest support for the successful progress and launch of our operations and making this new service a reality. We also acknowledge the assistance provided by all other authorities, particularly the Ministry of Civil Aviation. We are delighted to contribute to the connectivity between UAE and Sri Lanka with a good product and affordable fares.” For travellers from the capital, flights will operate between Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi and Colombo and Mattala on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Abu Dhabi to Colombo and Mattala flights will depart Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 05:00 hrs while the Thursday flight will depart at 23:45 hrs. The return flights will arrive at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 18:00 hrs and on Fridays at 11:45 hrs. Rotana Jet has entered an interline relationship with Sri Lankan airlines. Rotana Jet passengers will have immediate connections to and from South Indian destinations like Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Cochin, etc. via Colombo. “Rotana Jet also offers all inclusive holiday packages to Sri Lanka at affordable rates. Non-stop flights to Colombo offers passengers travelling from UAE with yet another unique holiday option to experience and we believe will create a wide range of new options for the tourism and business sectors. Rotana Jet is gearing up for an year of expansion with new routes steadily opening up, keeping in line with our commitment to provide passengers with choice and great value,” added Vellapalath. Rotana Jets scheduled flights to Colombo, Mattala and other destinations can be booked either through the website, through the call centre on +971 (2) 444 0002 or through travel agents.