Talks underway to increase flights to SL

Discussions have been held with several international airlines to commence additional flights to and from Sri Lanka.

32 airlines across the world operate flights to Sri Lanka, while Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said discussions are underway with four new airlines, to commence flight operations with Sri Lanka.

They include airlines operating locally as well as from France and the Middle East.

The number of flights operating to and from Sri Lanka is expected to be increased in line with the programme to promote tourism and to return normalcy to the tourism industry.

The Tourism Minister said he believes over 1,000 tourists will arrive in Sri Lanka daily in future, with the number of flights being increased.