(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, Jan 29 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines will introduce four narrow body flights to support its daily wide-body operations between Dubai and Colombo, the airlines said in a statement Monday.
This step has been taken in view of the growing demand for air travel between the two cities and the enhanced service is expected to allow the national carrier to facilitate more passengers.
SriLankan Airlines Manager-UAE, Desiree Premachandra said SriLankan Airlines had been strategically expanding its reach and thereby offering its passengers an extensive range of destinations.
"As we see a growing demand for travel between Dubai and Colombo, introduction of additional frequencies allow us to reach to a wider customer base," Premachandra said.
The airline will also offer competitive introductory fares together with 50 kg of free baggage for travel up to March 31 on the newly introduced narrow body flights.
Those intending to travel beyond Colombo may choose from the airlines' extensive network which includes over 130 flights a week to 12 Indian destinations, 15 flights a week to three Chinese hubs in addition to its latest addition – daily nonstop services to Melbourne.
The airline's narrow body fleet consists of Airbus A320, A321, A320neo and A321neo.
The airline currently operates over 60 weekly flights out of nine Middle Eastern destinations, which include 11 flights a week out of Doha and daily services out of Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Muscat, Bahrain and Kuwait to Colombo.