SriLankan Airlines mulls double daily flights, flying to more cities in India

Sri Lanka’s national air carrier SriLankan Airlines is pursuing a two-pronged strategy of increasing frequency to key cities in India and flying to 3 to 4 additional destinations, including Ahmedabad within the next one year.

“First, the plan is to increase frequency… double daily helps customers. With [enhanced] frequency you can generate more traffic,” CEO Richard Nuttall said, seeking to highlight potential in the backdrop of economic growth of India, rise in spending power as well as number of people who can afford to travel. Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are nine cities to which SriLankan Airlines operates flights with Chennai alone connected by three flights daily.