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SriLankan Airlines Launches of Non-stop Flight from Hong Kong to Colombo

GSA News
July 21, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

HONG KONG, July 20, 2017, /PRNewswire/ -- SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious OneWorld alliance, launched five times weekly nonstop flights service between Hong Kong and Colombo from July 15. To celebrate this special moment in SriLankan's history, SriLankan held a celebration party on the iconic Aqua Luna on July 14 and carried out an opening ceremony at the Hong Kong International Airport on the day of July 15.

SriLankan Airlines hosted a special celebration party to sail around the Victoria Harbor by taking the iconic Aqua Luna on July 14. It was a function full of SriLankan elements, with guests dressing in SriLankan Colors (red, orange and green), SriLankan dance performance, cuisine, and Ceylon tea inspired cocktail drink presentations, etc. Sailing on the iconic Aqua Luna with the traditional Chinese red mast is a great wish on the success of Hong Kong-Colombo non-stop flights.

On July 15, SriLankan Airlines Hong Kong-Colombo non-stop flights opening ceremony was held at the Hong Kong International Airport MFC Boarding Gate 219. Mr. Dimuthu Tennakoon, SriLankan Airlines Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution and Mr. Thusitha Wickramasinghe, SriLankan Airlines' Manager Hong Kong, delivered speeches and wished a great new journey for SriLankan Airlines and the customers. The ceremony reached its climax when all guests proposed a toast to celebrate this special occasion of SriLankan Airlines.

The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step of SriLankan's expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Recently, SriLankan Airlines has announced the opening of a number of international routes one after another such as the Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Coimbatore routes in India, and the Melbourne route to be opened in October. The new non-stop service will contribute to SriLankan's strategic development in the Asia-Pacific region and allow more travelers from Hong Kong to better enjoy the hospitality of SriLankan Airlines and the country's natural beauty.

SOURCE SriLankan Airlines Ltd

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