Dhaka : SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka, has launched a new Dhaka-Colombo-Dhaka fare starting at US$ 400 plus taxes to allure tourists from Bangladesh.
The carrier launches "Now Fly to Colombo at US$ 400" campaign over a dinner held at Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka.
Speaking on the occasion, Country Manger in Bangladesh Shermal Perera stated that the fare has been reduced effective from May 1 to promote more leisure tourists to Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Bangladesh Chrishanthe De Silva attended the function as chief guest and Regional Manager of SriLankan Airlines, stationed in New Delhi Chinthaka Weerasinghe who was present on the occasion at the Four Points by Sheraton on May 10.
Srilankan Airlines operates daily flights from Colombo to Dhaka since October 2016.
Following stiff competitions from the budget carriers of Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, the airlines had to slash the price to attract holiday tourists from Bangladesh direct to Colombo, instead of transiting through some countries, said the Regional Manager.
Sri Lanka immigration authority has made visa process very easy for all travellers plan to visit the country. The online visa registration is simple and quick. The traveller will have to pay US$ 20.
Seven DMC (Destination Management Company) from Sri Lanka held a road show to share tour package offers with local tour operators. DMC's P. Tilak Weerasinghe, Chairman of LSR, Ruwan Fernando, Manager Asia of Diethelam Travel, and Mahesh Wanigasekara, Head of Operations of Hamoos Travels and Ballys Entertainment, among others were present at the Road Show.
SriLankan Airlines made its maiden commercial flight in 1979 and presently operating direct flights to 103 destinations of 48 countries. The airlines' is the only carrier which flies highest number of flights to most destinations in South Asia, except Afghanistan and Bhutan.