COLOMBO : Russia’s largest charter airline Azur Air will resume service to Colombo today, providing much-needed optimism to the tourism industry to draw Eastern European travellers this winter season.
The airline will initially resume flights twice weekly to Moscow. It is also expected to operate a service once every 10 days covering cities St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Novosibirsk.
According to Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Prof. Janitha Liyanage, the return of Azur Air will be a remarkable boost for the tourism sector stakeholders, who are anticipating a major comeback following three continuous fallouts of Easter Attacks, the COVID pandemic and the economic crisis.
Azur Airline flew twice a week to Colombo from early December 2021 and it helped Sri Lanka Tourism to draw a large number of Eastern European travellers.(FT)
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