Five new airlines will be operating direct flights to Sri Lanka before the end of this year, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
This is an achievement made through discussions held by the Tourism Ministry with international stakeholders aiming to revive the tourism industry in Sri Lanka.
Russian carrier Aeroflot will launch two flights a week from November 4 from Moscow.
In addition Russia’s largest Charter airline Azur Air, will fly to Colombo from December.
Neos Airlines is an Italian leisure airline that has included Colombo from November 1.
Air France too will add Colombo from November 5.
Swiss Air Lines leisure arm Edelweiss too would touch down in Colombo from November.