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SriLankan Airlines returns to Oman five times a week

Posted 2 November 2016 · Add Comment

SriLankan Airlines has returned to Muscat international Airport after a brief break, as part of its enhanced focus on the Middle Eastern travel market, starting with five flights per week from Colombo, commencing 30th October 2016.

                                                                   

Sri Lankan’s modern fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft will operate to Muscat five days a week except Wednesday and Friday, offering passengers with comfortable seats, state of the art entertainment systems, excellent in-flight cuisine, and flight attendants famed for their warmth and caring. Flights will depart Muscat at 2230 hours, arrive in Colombo at 0420 hours; depart Colombo at 1845 hours, and arrive in Muscat at 2120 hours. 

SriLankan Airlines recently launched a dedicated Arabic-language website, providing travellers in the region with a convenient and personalised browsing experience and a user friendly method to book tickets online. 

Currently SriLankan is increasing its strategic focus on the Asia-Middle East region, launching flights to several new destinations and increasing frequencies to cities that it already serves. The number of flights to Muscat is to be increased in December to cater to seasonal market demand, and also again next March. 

Traffic between Muscat and Colombo includes labour and leisure markets, with travellers also expected to take advantage of Sri Lankan’s convenient onward connections to a wide range of South Indian cities such as Trichy, Trivandrum, Kochi (Cochin), Chennai and Bangalore, as well as the Maldives, Seychelles, Dhaka, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai, Kunming, Beijing, Guangzhou (Canton), Hong Kong, and Tokyo. 

Aiman bin Ahmed Al-Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports Management Company said: “The number of Sri Lankan residents in Oman has increased over the past few years. This has led to a steady growth in airline traffic between Muscat International Airport and Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Additionally, Sri Lanka is also becoming a prime destination for tourists from Oman and the GCC. Therefore, working with its executive partners and competent authorities, OAMC considered it a priority to attract SriLankan Airlines to operate their direct flights to and from Muscat International Airport.”

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