SriLankan Airlines took yet another decisive step forward in extending its route network with the launch of daily non-stop services to Melbourne yesterday (Oct. 29th).
“We at SriLankan Airlines are delighted to launch this new service, which we have no doubt would be of great convenience to all segments of travelers, including the large number of Sri Lankans domiciled in Australia, the many Australians who love to travel overseas and people throughout Asia who visit Down Under,” SriLankan Chairman Ajith Dias said.
Sri Lankan expatriates and students form a large and significant community in Australia, and frequently travel back to their native land.
Many of them reside in Melbourne, and other cities in the state of Victoria and neighbouring New South Wales, with smaller numbers throughout the rest of Australia and New Zealand.
Captain Suren Ratwatte, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We have been extending our route network in a systemic manner throughout Asia – from the Middle East to the Far East – and can now provide Australian travelers excellent options in connectivity, with one-stop journeys to the most popular destinations via Colombo.”
Passengers will enjoy the comforts of the airline’s modern Airbus A330 aircraft between Melbourne and Colombo, with flatbeds in Business Class, sophisticated in-flight entertainment and world class service provided by SriLankan’s award winning cabin crew.
SriLankan has appointed Sri Lankan Aviation Group Pvt Limited as its General Sales Agent in Melbourne. The SriLankan office is located at Suite 546, 1, Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004.