Sri Lankan national air-carrier SriLankan Airlines today said it has increased the frequency of flights between Chennai and Colombo with the resumption of a daily flight from tomorrow.
"The addition of fourth daily flight from April 16 will bring the total frequency of flights between Sri Lanka and India to 86 flights per week," the airline said in a statement.
According to the company's website, due to drop in traffic between Chennai and Colombo, the airline reduced frequency of flights to Chennai from 28 to 14 per week with effect from March 21, 2013.
On the re-introduction of flights, SriLankan Airlines, General Manager (Sales), Worldwide, Saminda Perera said, "Chennai is a key market for us and one of the fastest growing cities in Southern India. This daily flight will cater to growing business, corporate and leisure demand between Sri Lanka and Chennai".
SriLankan Airlines Regional Manager for India, Lalith De Silva, said there were over 2.25 lakh arrivals on SriLankan Airlines from Chennai to Colombo during the last one year.
SriLankan Airlines connects 95 destinations across 44 countries around the world, the statement said.