Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
12 May, 2020 | 1:50 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lankan Airlines has resumed certain passenger flights, taking into consideration the reopening of economic activity in the world followed by easing of travel restrictions between countries.
“Sri Lankan Airlines is now offering services to passengers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories to London, Tokyo-Narita, Melbourne, Hong Kong and beyond,” the National Carrier said in a statement issued on Tuesday (May 12th).
Accordingly, passengers who wish to travel to these destinations or beyond can also now purchase their tickets through Sri Lankan Offices or through the nearest travel agent.
Currently most governments are allowing travelers stranded overseas to return to their countries subject to stipulated validity of the respective travel documentation and periods of quarantine.
Commencing from 13th May Sri Lankan Airlines is now offering passengers to travel to London and beyond under this special travel scheme.
The airline will also operate Special Cargo Flights to 17 destinations, which are being operated by the National Carrier to support Sri Lanka’s export industries during this time of crisis.
These will include three weekly flights to Male; two flights a week to Chennai, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Doha, Dubai, Melbourne, Beijing, Guangzhou (Canton), and Shanghai; and one weekly flight each to Mumbai, Karachi, Lahore, Dhaka, Frankfurt, and Tokyo (Narita).
The flights to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne and Hong Kong will operate for both passengers and cargo.
Passengers who wish to travel using these new flights are reminded that they should ensure they are eligible to enter the respective countries depending on the restrictions imposed by regulatory authorities in each country.
Passengers who intend to travel under this scheme is requested check their respective boarder control or emigration authorities or Sri Lankan Airlines global centre on 0197331979 for more information.
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