Air India connects Colombo and Delhi with non-stop flight

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:02 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

India’s national carrier Air India yesterday connected the capital cities of Sri Lanka and India through the introduction of a direct non-stop flight along the Colombo-Delhi-Colombo route.

The l82-seater inaugural A32l flight from Delhi was welcomed with a ceremonial water salute after it landed at Colombo’s Bandaranaike Airport yesterday. The flight will herald a new era of partnership in aviation and tourism between the two neighboring countries.

The flight will also provide a link to an important gateway in the Indian subcontinent. Delhi, being the hub for Air India, will provide passengers from Sri Lanka connections to flights of Air India and other Star Alliance member airlines to Europe, the US, the Far East and Australia.

Likewise, passengers arriving from these international destinations will get a convenient connection to Sri Lanka on this new flight. In addition, the new flight to Delhi will also provide immediate connections to many domestic destinations in India where Air India has introduced competitive fares.

– Pix by Lasantha Kumara