Emirates has announced that from February 10, 2022, it will add five additional flights to Sri Lanka, offering customers 26 weekly flights to Colombo, including a daily service from Male to Colombo.

The added services will run every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “Sri Lanka is a very important market for us and we are proud to play an important role in supporting the country’s trade and tourism recovery. The idyllic destination attracted nearly 200,000 tourists in 2021, and arrivals in December and January have been encouraging,” said Chandana De Silva, Emirates Area Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

“Emirates is pleased to be able to play a facilitating role in increasing seat capacity to Colombo. The additional flights will also provide more space for export cargo and essential imports like pharmaceuticals.

Emirates has deployed its modern Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration on flights to Colombo, offering private suites in First Class, reclining seats in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy Class. The additional frequencies will add 1,780 additional seats to Colombo per week, and Emirates SkyCargo will offer an additional 100 tonnes of cargo capacity each way per week between Dubai and Colombo.

Travelers to and from Sri Lanka benefit from Emirates’ award-winning service and industry-leading products in the air and on the ground in all classes. Emirates has gradually rebuilt its global network in a safe and sustainable manner and resumed passenger services to more than 120 passenger destinations, allowing travelers to easily connect to the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and to Asia-Pacific via Dubai. Keeping the health and well-being of its passengers as its top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every stage of the customer journey.