ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 23, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 43
Financial Times  

Cathay Pacific resumes flights to Colombo

Cathay Pacific Airways is resuming flights its passenger services to and from Colombo from next Sunday, March 30 after nearly a year’s suspension over security concerns.

Officials said the airline will operate a daily service using a Boeing 777-300 aircraft routed through either Bangkok or Singapore. Three flights a week, operating as CX703, will go via Bangkok every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while on all other days of the week the flight will be routed through Singapore.

The airline suspended operations to Colombo in April 2007 after night flights were cancelled temporary by Sri Lankan authorities at the airport due to LTTE planes flying over the airport and the capital.

Officials said the airline did a thorough audit before making the decision to resume flights. The resumption of Colombo flights follows plans for increased services to India.


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