SriLankan Airlines moves to increase frequencies to Narita

SriLankan Airlines moves to increase frequencies to Narita
Published: 25 April 2019 - 8 a.m.
By: Aviation Business

As part of its 35-year celebration of servicing its Colombo to Tokyo route, SriLankan Airlines has announced an increase in frequencies of up to five per week.

As the only carrier to operate non-stop from Tokyo to Colombo, SriLankan Airlines continues to serve as the carrier of choice for Japanese travellers heading to Sri Lanka. In 2018 alone, the country welcomed nearly 50,000 Japanese travellers.

The newly-announced frequencies will be added to the airline’s current operation of four flights a week, which is serviced by its Airbus 330-300 fleet.

Starting from 16 July 2019, the fifth frequency will depart Narita on Tuesdays at 1120 hours and will arrive in Colombo at 1710.

Each Airbus 330-300 on the route features 28 business class flatbeds, along with 269 economy class seats.

The added flights are expected to prove favourable with South Indian travellers hoping to visit Japan, particularly those aiming to visit during the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

SriLankan Airlines, a member of oneworld global airline partnership, today operates a route network of 111 cities in 48 countries from Colombo. Additionally, the airline connects to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries as part of its membership with the oneworld programme.

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