SriLankan Airlines celebrates seven successful years in Madurai

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SriLankan Airlines recently celebrated seven successful years of connecting the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu with Colombo and beyond. As the only non-Indian carrier to navigate the city’s skies, SriLankan Airlines has stamped an indelible mark on the international travel landscape of Madurai, bridging distances and people between Madurai and Colombo, and in a broader sense between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.

Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution of SriLankan Airlines stated, “The seven-year milestone in Madurai marks a turning point for SriLankan Airlines, as India emerges stronger than ever as one of the world’s leading outbound travel markets. We are proud of the contributions that SriLankan Airlines has made in supporting people from all corners of India travel the world with ease.”

The airline has played a central role in ushering in a new convenience in foreign travel to the people of Madurai. As a matter of fact, SriLankan’s unprecedented direct service, which now entails flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the two cities, was what prompted Indian Immigration Authorities to introduce the e-Visa facility to the Madurai Airport.

SriLankan Airlines’ convenient flight schedule to and from Madurai further unlocks a host of seamless connections via Colombo to key points across the Middle East, Europe, the Far East and Australia in the airline’s network. The airline’s flight connections are designed for convenience and benefit migrant workers, students, business travellers and leisure tourists flying internationally out of Madurai.

The airline through its tour operator arm, SriLankan Holidays, is able to offer the gamut of travel services for Sri Lanka-bound visitors from Madurai, including customized holiday packages with highlights such as the Ramayana Trail and the country’s many venerated Hindu kovils and temples.  With Sri Lanka about to implement visa-free entry for Indian visitors, the marvels of the island will soon be just one SriLankan Airlines’ flight away for every discerning traveller from Madurai.

SriLankan Airlines also gives flight to the wanderlust of Sri Lankans longing to visit Madurai and its historical temples and shrines, which include the sacred Meenakshi Amman Temple. The airline has virtually piloted a solo journey in bringing together Madurai and Sri Lanka, connecting people, culture and opportunities along the way.

The airline additionally operates to Chennai and Trichy in Tamil Nadu, and has plans to increase its weekly operations between the Southern Indian state and Colombo. SriLankan further operates to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum in India. With close to 100 flights every week out of India, the airline remains one of the greatest international flight operators in India


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