Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, on Wednesday said it was increasing its number of flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to five per week, following Sri Lanka’s growing popularity among Japanese travelers.
A statement from the airline said that Sri Lankan Airlines is the only airline to operate non-stop from Tokyo to Colombo and provides connections to many cities in South India and also to the Maldives which are highly popular destinations among Japanese tourists.
The added frequency will also facilitate Sri Lankan and South Indian travelers to Japan, which is hosting two major global sporting events – the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the statement said.
Sri Lankan Airlines currently operates four flights to Narita a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The fifth frequency, which will commence from July 16, and will depart for Narita every Tuesdays.
The national carrier said it has deployed Airbus 330-300 fleet on the Narita-Colombo sector.