Flights to India affected by Colombo airport upgrade

Flights to India affected by Colombo airport upgrade

Sri Lankan Airlines has announced the cancellation of flights from Colombo to Chennai, Trichy, Cochin and Bangalore in southern India for three months from January due to runway repair works at the Bandaranaike International Airport

The Lankan national carrier has also cancelled flights flying to Singapore and Male.
The rescheduling of flights remain for three months from January 2017 due to runway repairs that will close the Colombo international airport during day time, the airline said in a statement.

The airport will remain closed from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM each day for runway maintenance work from January 6, 2017, to April 6, 2017, it said.

Flights from Colombo to Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Trivandrum, New Delhi, Karachi, London and Jeddah will be shifted to alternate times of the day, the statement said.

"Sri Lankan Airlines regrets any inconvenience caused to its passengers due to these arrangements that have been made under unavoidable circumstances," it said.

"The closure of BIA affects flights of all airlines that operate to BIA during the scheduled time of maintenance work. The airline is not the operator of the airport and has no control over scheduled maintenance work," it added. 

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