Every now and then an airline will announce a new route that has us reconsidering the holiday we’ve already booked.
Today, it’s British Airways, which has confirmed plans to resume flights to Sri Lanka next year, with a stop in the Maldives.
The service from London Gatwick Airport to the the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo will be offered from March 31, with three flights a week on a Boeing 777 aircraft.
BA will offer three cabins, including premium economy (World Traveller Plus) and business class (Club World) with fully flat beds.
Sri Lanka will be an extension of BA’s current direct flights to Male, the capital of the Maldives.
BA stopped flying to Sri Lanka 15 years ago when the country was in the midst of a civil war.
But the picture is looking very different since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, with visitor numbers rising here consistently each year.
The country’s tourism board expects more than one million tourist arrivals this year – a record high.
Sri Lanka and the Maldives have become a popular twin centre holiday option for couples and families.
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