Korean Air to commence direct flights to Sri Lanka from next month

Nov 09 2012, Colombo: Korean Airlines will once again commence direct flights to Colombo from next month, the airline has announced, here today.

South Koera’s national career, Korean Air, has called it an aggressive measure in a quest to expand its routes, which will start direct flights from 23rd December 2012 from Seoul to Colombo.

Korean Airlines route to Colombo will facilitate the travelers of both countries as well as to those who travel between Colombo and North America via Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.

The Korean Air will operate thrice a week flights between Colombo and Seoul on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The Korean air carrier decided to focus on long-haul international routes as competition on short- and medium routes has intensified with the launch of budget airlines. It aims to attract transfer passengers and maximize profit on new routes, taking advantage of its numerous fleet.

“We were able to reap an operating profit of W300 billion (US$1=W1,085) in the third quarter largely because we developed new long-haul routes and lured transfer passengers,” said a Korean Air staffer.

International flights have been returning to Sri Lanka after the end of the war in May 2009 boosting the tourism industry in the country.

In the recent boost in Sri Lanka’s aviation industry, most of the premium airlines are re-instating the flights.

The flag carrier of the United Kingdom, British Airways is to resume flights to Sri Lanka from Gatwick Airport on 31st March 2013.

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