Hyderabadis who were craving a getaway beyond the southern tip of India to Sri Lanka can now start planning their trip as flights to the Sri Lankan capital are currently running. The reduction of the second wave, vaccinations, and the awareness of covid safety among people and business owners have made many countries come forward and open their land for tourism. Sri Lanka joins Maldives, Switzerland, France, and Spain to welcome tourists from India.
After nearly a year and a half of suspending a direct flight from Hyderabad to Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital is now open for Hyderabadis to land. A country that boasts of some exquisite beaches of the Indian ocean and irresistible weather took off from GHIAL at 10 AM yesterday with 120 passengers through Sri Lankan Airlines.
The passengers belong from states like Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh, where no flights are to Colombo.Currently, Hyderabad will fly two days a week to Colombo that is every Monday and Friday.
Sri Lanka's most significant tourism population has been people from Andhra and Telangana. The regional manager of Sri Lankan Airlines is quite pleased with the reception they have gotten on resuming flights and wish to have a third flight adjusted midweek from the RGIA so that everyone can come and visit their country and experience exotic wildlife, clear water beaches, and magnificent locations to dine and stay.