COLOMBO, 23 February 2021: Extra airways are resuming semi-commercial flights to Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport in Katunayake that serves the capital Colombo, the airport introduced on its Fb Web page.

Salam Air, an Omani airline, flew 75 Sri Lankans,
repatriating from Muscat final week and can function weekly flights each
Thursday from Oman’s capital metropolis.

The Thai AirAsia flight FD140/AIQ departed Bangkok 1945 and
arrived in Colombo at 2200 on Monday. Timetable data and flight standing
famous no providers operated to Colombo from Bangkok over the past 14 days. Pre
Covid-19, Thai AirAsia and AirAsia supplied 9 flights weekly from Bangkok and
Kuala Lumpur.

Fly Dubai has resumed twice-weekly flights a Boeing 737
between Dubai Worldwide Airport (DXB) and Bandaranaike Worldwide
Airport on Tuesday and Thursday beginning 18 February 2021, in accordance to the
airport’s Fb posts.

Additionally within the Center East, Gulf Air began a twice-weekly
service from Bahrain to Colombo.

Jazeera Airways relaunches worldwide providers to Asia
beginning with Sri Lanka, 24 February when it reconnects Kuwait with Colombo
with a single weekly flight

Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran commented within the
announcement:  “Regardless of the present world
scenario for the airline business, we at the moment are ready to serve the Sri Lankan
group in Kuwait in addition to vacationers to Sri Lanka.”

Flights to Sri Lanka have been halted following the outbreak of
the Covid-19 pandemic final March however at the moment are slowly resuming because the nation
eases well being guidelines that scale back quarantine for bubble stays at sanitised

Abroad Sri Lankans commented on Colombo’s airport Fb pages claiming unfair therapy. They argue that foreigners can go to the nation on a three-day quarantine that offers them restricted entry to a resort and surrounding communities primarily based on a damaging Covid-19 check. Residents returning house should adjust to the total 14-day quarantine rule.

The Fb remark aimed on the airport authorities mentioned:
“U welcome all of the airways, however abroad working Sri Lankans can’t come
again to their land with out prior approval or compelled quarantine for 14 days.
In the meantime, the foreigners require solely three days of quarantine.”

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