COLOMBO :Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited announced on Monday , Oct.10 that Aeroflot Airlines recommenced its flight operations to Colombo from Moscow with a flight frequency of 2 flights a week between Moscow and Colombo.
From November 2022 to March 2023, the airline will operate three flights per week.
Recommencing the flight operations between Colombo and Moscow, Airbus 330-300 SU 288 flight with 252 tourists arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport at 10.06 a.m. today (10th October). Aeroflot initially commenced flights to Colombo in 1964 and is one of the oldest airlines that operated flights to Sri Lanka.
We have learned that over 75% of seats have been reserved by now. That is great news for the country for the development of the tourism industry and that will contribute immensely to our economy.
This route development will boost the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, especially in the post-pandemic period. Russia has been one of the most reliable and friendly destinations for Sri Lanka to attract tourists and for many decades Russian inbound tourism has been showing its great potential as an important source market for the development of the travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka.
Therefore, the recommencement of Aeroflot airlines to Sri Lanka will immensely contribute to the booming aviation, travel, and tourism industry in Sri Lanka.