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* SriLankan Airlines makes arrangements to help passengers stranded at Frankfurt Airport
Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 06:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: (Press Release) SriLankan Airlines has made arrangements to operate the London Colombo flight of Sunday 23rd February via Frankfurt to uplift the passengers stranded in the Frankfurt Airport due to an industrial action carried out by the security staff of Frankfurt Airport from Friday the 21st of February.

SriLankan Airlines and all other airlines operating from terminal two of Frankfurt Airport were compelled to depart without uplifting passengers from Frankfurt on a request made by the Frankfurt airport authorities due to this industrial action.

Accordingly UL554 of 21st February departed Frankfurt to Colombo without uplifting more than 240 passengers who were later given accommodation in nearby hotels and their welfare was well looked after.

However it is now declared that the industrial action is called off and the airport is open for operations from today 22nd of February.

In order to minimize the inconvenience caused to all SriLankan passengers, SriLankan has decided to operate the London-Colombo flight UL506 of Sunday 23rd February via Frankfurt to uplift these stranded passengers. The Colombo-bound passengers at the London Heathrow Airport have been informed of the move and those who were not contactable will be informed at the time of their check-in. accordingly, this flight will depart London at 1515 hrs as planned and will arrive in Frankfurt at 1740hrs local time and depart Frankfurt at 1850 hrs local time. The Flight will arrive in Colombo on Monday 24th at 0915hrs.

Further, flight UL557 /8 operating from Colombo to Frankfurt and back departed Colombo on Saturday 22nd February as scheduled and the return flight will not be affected.

SriLankan regrets the inconvenience caused to its customers due to this incident which is beyond the control of the airline.

February 22, 2014
Corporate Communications

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