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* Korean Air to commence direct flights to Sri Lanka from next month
Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 10:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 09, Colombo: South Korea's flag carrier, Korean Airlines will commence direct flights to Sri Lanka from next month, the airline has announced.

Korean Air, in an aggressive measure to expand its routes will commence direct flights from Seoul to Colombo from 23rd December 2012.

The route to Colombo is expected to facilitate the passengers who travel between Colombo and North America via Seoul's Incheon International Airport.

Korean Air will be operating thrice a week non-stop flights between Colombo and Seoul on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

International flights have been returning to Sri Lanka after the end of the war in May 2009 boosting the tourism industry in the country.

In the recent boost in Sri Lanka's aviation industry, most of the premium airlines are re-instating the flights.

The flag carrier of the United Kingdom, British Airways is to resume flights to Sri Lanka from Gatwick Airport on 31st March 2013.

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