Jet adds new daily Sri Lankan service


Jet Airways will add another route linking India with Sri Lanka next month.

Commencing on 5 January 2017, the new flights will operate daily, direct between Bengaluru and Colombo. This will complement Jet’s existing Mumbai-Colombo service, which runs twice a day.

Under the new schedule, Jet’s flights will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 0040 and arrive in Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport at 0210. The return flights will leave the Sri Lankan capital at 0310 and land back in Bengaluru at 0435.

“With increasing economic activity between India and Sri Lanka, Jet Airways realised the gap in the connectivity and plugged it with this direct connection. Guests between these two destinations will be offered the best in-flight product and service,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Jet’s chief commercial officer.

The latest service will be operated using a single-aisle Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Jet will complete with SriLankan Airlines the Bengaluru-Colombo route.

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