Sri Lanka state airline on track for direct China flights

Monday, 12 August 2013 - 20:57



Sri Lankan Airlines is on track to fly direct to China next year as traffic to Colombo picks up.


Sri Lankan is now flying to China via Bangkok, with tourists to Maldives being a key contributor to filling seats.


Chinese tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has risen 72.3 percent to 16 thousand 582 in the six months to June from a year earlier, overtaking Japan as the biggest East Asian generating market over the past few months.