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IndiGo initiates new direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo

March 15, Colombo (LNW): IndiGo, India’s preferred airline, has announced new direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo starting April 12, 2024. These flights will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and play a key role in enhancing connectivity between the financial capital of India – Mumbai, and the capital of Sri Lanka.

 With this new connection, Mumbai has become the fourth destination in India with direct connectivity to Colombo, after Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, said: “We are pleased to launch new direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo, which would serve as a catalyst in enhancing travel, trade and tourism, between India and Sri Lanka. 

With the addition of these flights, IndiGo will operate 37 weekly flights to Colombo from 4 cities in India. 

IndiGo Airline, is continuously working towards providing its customers with superior connectivity and enhanced accessibility to explore new horizons with our ever-expanding range of travel options. 

“IndiGo remains committed to delivering on its promise of affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience across an unparalleled network, he said..”

India and Sri Lanka share a rich legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and trade relations spanning over 2,500 years. 

Colombo serves as a bustling hub for both business and tourism. The city is well-connected to the international airport and offers easy access to the island nation. 

Colombo itself is a city of contrasts, where modern skyscrapers stand alongside colonial-era architecture. 

Travellers can explore a wealth of cultural and historical landmarks, including the Gangaramaya Temple and the National Museum. For culinary adventure lovers, Colombo’s diverse food scene offers a tempting array of flavours, from spicy curries to fresh seafood.

IndiGo has announced the introduction of new direct flights between Hyderabad and Colombo from November 2, 2023.IndiGo is the first Indian carrier to provide direct connectivity between the two cities, reinforcing trade, economic, and cultural ties.

This was  part of IndiGo’s strategic expansion in international markets, providing customers with seamless and efficient connectivity.

Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, Vinay Malhotra, said, “The introduction of these flights will not only enhance connectivity but also provide travellers with greater flexibility and convenience.”

Customers who wish to plan their travel can book tickets on the official website.

The schedule includes Flight 6E 1181 Hyderabad-Colombo operating daily, except Wednesday, and departing at 12 noon to arrive at 2 pm

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