To strengthen the connectivity between Britain and Sri Lanka, British Airways (BA) recently re-launched its service to Colombo after 17 years. BA is operating three times a week between Colombo and London Gatwick via Male. The flights will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday with a three-class configuration offering flat beds in Club World, our premium economy, World Traveller plus and World Traveller seats.
“With the arrival of our flight BA2043 today and our return to Colombo, we celebrate an exciting new chapter in our commitment to increasing our presence in South Asia. We see tremendous opportunities coming from Sri Lanka with more customers wanting to travel to and from Sri Lanka for both business and leisure. We are delighted to reopen our long-haul route between Colombo and London Gatwick today and look forward to enhancing the travelling experience of our customers from this market,” Keith Williams, Chief Executive Officer, British Airways said.
The Minister of Economic Development in Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapakse and Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Bhashwara Senanka Gunarathna, along with other senior officials were present at Bandaranaike airport for the inaugural betel leaf ceremony and a traditional dance performance.
Caption: A token of appreciation from Minister of Economic Development in Sri Lanka Basil Rajapakse to Keith Williams