SriLankan Airlines is resuming flights to Zurich in December after a 6-year suspension owing to what it said was ‘a global slump in air travel.’
Ever since fighting between government troops and Tamil separatist rebels ended in May 2009, the national carrier has been restarting flights to many destinations that had been suspended earlier owing to less traffic and economic reasons. Increased tourist traffic has also led to a resumption of services.
The airline said in a statement that in the past 10 months it has launched services to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Kochi, with a new Moscow service scheduled in September 2011.
“The Zurich-Colombo flight is likely to operate via the Maldive Islands, another highly popular tourist destination where SriLankan Airlines has traditionally been the largest airline,” the airline said.