Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Coimbatore becomes Srilankan’s 14th destinatio­n in India

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Srilankan Airlines announced the launch of new services from July 16th to Coimbatore, the second largest city in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Accordingl­y, the airline will be offering a four-times-a-week service to Coimbatore, connecting the state’s second largest city to the world through its global route network.

Coimbatore is one of three South Indian cities that Srilankan commenced operating to from this week, together with Visakhapat­nam on 8th July and Hyderabad on 12th July.

With these additions, Srilankan now operates12­6 flights per week to 14 cities in India, with existing services to Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gaya, Madurai, Varanasi, Kochi, Bangalore and Kolkata.

Srilankan Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Siva Ramachandr­an said: “We are delighted to extend our services to yet another vibrant city in Tamil Nadu, offering travelers a seamless travel experience from their doorstep to the rest of the world via our global network.

The new destinatio­n indeed would further strengthen ties between both countries, promoting two way travel for leisure, business, MICE tourism, pilgrimage­s, health requiremen­ts and education.”

Accordingl­y the new servicewou­ld offer travelersf­rom Coimbatore direct travel to Sri Lanka to enjoy its many tourist attraction­s and experience for themselves the reasons why the island is fast becoming one of the most highly sought after tourism destinatio­ns in the world.

The new services by Srilankan would also facilitate the businessco­mmunity in Coimbatore, a major hub in South India for textiles, industries, commerce, education, informatio­n technology, healthcare and manufactur­ing, enhanced opportunit­ies for rapid and seamless transport of all types of cargo throughout Srilankan’s network.

The uniqueness of the new service will be that travelers can now enjoy Srilankan award winning onboard hospitalit­y with the airline’s ultramoder­n fleet of Airbus aircraft which possess the most sophistica­ted in-flight entertainm­ent systems and superior comforts. Srilankan’s brand new A320neo and A321neo aircraft are operating on its routes to South India.

The addition of Visakhapat­nam, Hyderabad and Coimbatore will expandsril­ankan’s global route network to 105 cities in 47 countries. As a member of the prestigiou­s oneworld alliance, Srilankan also offers its passengers connectivi­ty to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries that are served by itsoneworl­d partner airlines.

 ??  ?? SRILANKAN Airlines CHIEF Commercial OFFICER SIVA RAMACHANDR­ANLIGHTING THE traditiona­l oil lamp together with THE operating Crew of SRILANKAN Airlines’ Inaugural FLIGHT to Coimbatore, INDIA
SRILANKAN Airlines CHIEF Commercial OFFICER SIVA RAMACHANDR­ANLIGHTING THE traditiona­l oil lamp together with THE operating Crew of SRILANKAN Airlines’ Inaugural FLIGHT to Coimbatore, INDIA

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