First non-stop flights from Australia to Sri Lanka, ‘world’s most spectacular destination’

 

The Gippsland Times in Australia reports that “one of Asia’s new tourist hotspots has become more accessible for Australians with the launch of the first non-stop flights between Melbourne and Colombo, Sri Lanka”.

The inaugural SriLankan Airlines flight between the two cities arrived in Melbourne on Monday afternoon. It’s the first time an airline has run a non-stop flight between Melbourne and Sri Lanka.

The airline will operate an Airbus A330-200 daily on the route, featuring 18 business class and 251 economy class seats. The 10-hour flights will also featured a dedicated “childcare stewardess” to assist travelling families.

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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Tourism has announced that it will be holding a series of Australian roadshows throughout November

A delegation of 50 Sri Lankan representatives will host a dinner and networking events as the tourism bureau sets it sights on developing arrivals from Australia.

Says director of marketing Madubhani Perera: “We have world heritage sites, rich bio diversity, tropical beaches, adventurous experiences and world class hotels.”

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