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* Plans afoot for direct flight operations between Israel and Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 10:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: Israel and Sri Lanka have agreed to launch direct flights operations between the two countries, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

With the reopening of the country that was closed to tourists due to the global Covid pandemic, discussions have begun between the embassies and the Ministry of Tourism regarding the resumption of aviation services on the instructions of the Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga

As a result, direct flights between Israel and Sri Lanka are expected to commence soon. It is expected that between 2000 and 5000 Israeli tourists will visit Sri Lanka during the May to September travel season following the launch of direct flights between the two countries.

Discussions are underway with Aeroflot of Russia, Air Arabia from Dubai, flydubai from Dubai, Vistara Airlines of India and Jazeera Airlines of Kuwait regarding the launch of direct air operations to Sri Lanka.

Prior to the outbreak of the global Covid pandemic in the period from 2019-2020, 35 airlines operated direct flights with Sri Lanka.

Out of those, Qatar Airways from Doha, Emirates Airlines from Dubai, Etihad Airlines from Dubai, Turkish Airlines from Turkey, Kuwait Airways from Kuwait, Singapore Airlines from Singapore, China Eastern Airlines from China Ukraine Airlines, Ukraine Skype Airlines from Ukraine Air Astana Airlines of Kazakhstan and Oman Airlines from Oman have already started direct flights with Sri Lanka. Countries are focusing on reviving the tourism industry by following health guidelines along with vaccination programs and Sri Lanka is also taking steps to resume flights as usual, focusing on achieving its tourism goals in line with health advice, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.


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