Get excited because Sri Lankan Airlines is relaunching a Sydney route mid-next year & hopes to invite passengers travelling between Australia and Europe to stopover and enjoy the all the island has to offer.

Sri Lanka Airlines had hoped to bring the route back in 2019, but plans were put on hold after the Easter Sunday attacks.

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However, travellers are more resilient than ever and heading back to explore the sights, soak up the culture, savour the flavours and meet the friendly locals of this beautiful destination.

Bunnik Tours recently took 45 lucky agents to experience the wonders of Sri Lanka and they had the best. time. ever.

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Tourism is looking up for Sri Lanka.

“Sri Lanka is a very good half-way point from the UK – 10 hours to Colombo, then 10 hours to Sydney,”

Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive

“Our daily Melbourne route has been excellent for us, particularly for the Indian market, and we expect Sydney to be similarly appealing,” he added, citing that Australia’s 700,000-strong Indian population is expected to grow to 1.3 million in the next five years.

 

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The airline used to fly to Sydney, but operation ceased in 2001. SriLankan Airlines says it will begin the new schedule mid-2020, complementing the current daily Melbourne-Colombo service.

Business-class clients will be pleased to learn that “revamping of the business class product and service, improved ranges of meals and beverages, and plans to introduce more comfortable seating in the business class cabins of the narrow-body fleet including the NEO aircraft serving the Far East” is also on the cards for 2020.

“Travellers between Sydney and Colombo can expect updated Airbus A330-300 jets featuring the airline’s newest business class seats, with fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for every traveller.”

Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive

The airline has also confirmed 2020 plans for Colombo routes to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.

Sri Lankan Airlines will also relaunch its website and mobile app next year in a bid to appeal to travellers who expect a “content-rich digital experience”.

 

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As a Oneworld member, SriLankan offers perks such as priority check-in and boarding, lounge access and an increased luggage allowance to Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire frequent flyers – including Qantas Platinum and Gold – as equivalents to its FlySmiLes Platinum and Gold tiers.

Qantas Frequent Flyers will also be able to pocket a small serve of points and status credits on eligible SriLankan Airlines fares and redeem their points on SriLankan flights.

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