Feb 13, Colombo: Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has announced the launch of a new service to the Sri Lankan capital, offering direct flights between Kuwait and Colombo twice a week.
Flights to Colombo will be on Jazeera’s expanding fleet of new Airbus A320neo aircraft, all equipped with HEPA air filters.
According to the flight schedule, Jazeera Airways flight J9 551 will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays taking off from Kuwait International Airport at 6.45 pm and arriving in Colombo at 2.35 am. On return, flight J9 552 will depart on Mondays and Wednesdays from Colombo at 3.35 am and land in Kuwait at 7.05am.
The frequency of this service will be increased progressively over the course of this year, the airline said.
Jazeera Airways has also taken every safety and precautionary measure on its aircraft and at Jazeera Terminal T5 in Kuwait to ensure passengers fly safely, the airline said.
"Despite the current global situation for the airline industry, we are launching our first new destination for the year to serve a resilient demand for travel, especially to destinations with strong safety and health measures," CEO Rohit Ramachandran said.
"We are now able to serve the Sri Lankan community in Kuwait as well as tourists to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has also in place strict health and safety measures against the Covid-19 pandemic which travelers should abide by and confirm before traveling," he added.
Sri Lanka re-opened to tourism on January 21 after a period of 10 months and is now a perfect holiday destination, Trade Arabia reported
As part of its efforts to encourage safe tourism in the country, Sri Lanka is now offering a quarantine free holiday which gives visitors a relative amount of freedom to travel within the country while still observing safety protocols.