Ukrainian airline Aerosvit has begun regular direct non-stop flights between Kiev and Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. The airline based out of Borispol Airport made its first commercial flight to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake Colombo on Sunday (23).
Aerosvit the largest Ukrainian airline has published a schedule consisting of three flights a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The return flights to Kiev from Colombo are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Colombo becomes Aerosvit’s sixth international non-stop long-haul destination, where wide-bodied Boeing 767s will be utilized for the 9-hour flight.
Aerosvit’s new flights to Colombo are aimed primarily at tourist flows in/out of Sri Lanka and will provide services to connecting flights from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Budapest, Vilnius, Warsaw, Prague, Sofia, Riga, Moscow, Minsk, New York, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Istanbul and other points of the Aerosvit Airlines route network, the airline claims.
Aerosvit Airlines also seeks to establish a code-share agreement with Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines, Yana Sopol told Daily News Business.