Enticing Indian travellers

The pearl-shaped island, one of the first few countries to open borders to fully vaccinated Indian travellers, has introduced an offer to bring more travellers to Sri Lanka.

SriLankan Airlines has assured Indian travellers that it is committed to increase the number of flights to a wide range of destinations many of which were temporarily halted due to the pandemic.

“India is our biggest market, and we are dedicated to re-establish full scale operations. We continued to operate both passenger and cargo flights to and from India even during COVID-19-induced lockdowns. The inflow of tourists from India has increased considerably after the travel restrictions were eased. Sri Lanka was one of the first few nations to have opened its borders and welcome fully vaccinated Indian travellers, including those who have taken Covaxin, said Ashok Pathirage, chairperson, SriLankan Airlines.

SriLankan Airlines introduced a special ‘buy one, get one free’ offer to Indian travellers in the past four months in order to entice them to travel to Colombo and beyond on their flights.

Furthermore, the Airline increased its frequency of flights from and to India to bring about greater convenience and choice to Indian passengers.

“Adapting to the changing needs of the industry, the airlines played a vital role in facilitating the movement of people and critical supplies between the two countries.

Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, SriLankan Airlines said the airline is now forging ahead with plans and investments to re-establish its presence in the Indian market. Also, there is a pan-India brand campaign in progress at the moment.”

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