July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines Sunday launched new services from Colombo to Coimbatore, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu State of India.
A traditional water canon salute welcomed the SriLankan Airlines inaugural flight UL193 from Colombo landed at Coimbatore International Airport today at 2.35 pm. It left for Colombo at 3.35pm.
The airline will operate four flights per week on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is hoping to operate daily services by next season.
Chief Commercial Officer Siva Ramachandran said with the launching of services to Coimbatore the Airline is connecting Tamil Nadu's second largest city to the World through its global network.
With the addition of four flights to Coimbatore the airline operates 126 flights a week between India and Sri Lanka covering 14 destinations. Coimbatore is the 4th in Tamil Nadu and14th in the country where SriLankan Airlines operates it services.
The national carrier launched services to India's fourth largest city Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana on 12th July offering a four-times-a-week flights.
The airline commenced four-times-a-week service to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on 8th July connecting the state's largest city and financial capital to the world through its global route network.