National carrier begins seaplane service to Arugam Bay in Eastern Sri Lanka

Aug 10, Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines is to start seaplane flights to the Arugam Bay, the famous surfing destination in the Eastern Province.

Arugam Bay, situated 320 km east of Sri Lankan capital Colombo, is one of the world’s top 10 surf locations.

Meanwhile SriLankan Airlines has temporarily halted seaplane service to Nuwara Eliya, the upcountry tourist resort, due to bad weather and fog. The service will resume as soon as weather improves, the airline said.

SriLankan Airlines’ Seaplane Arrangements are also underway to operate flights directly from Katunayake. (niz)

The national carrier this year introduced the air taxi service with seaplanes to several locations in the country. Scheduled flights to Polgolla in Kandy, Bentota, Koggala and Dikwella in the South operate from its base in Peliyagoda, Colombo.

The domestic air service will soon be available directly from a seaplane airport, currently under construction, near the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake

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