Sri Lankan Airlines starting direct flights between Kathmandu-Colombo from Tuesday

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KATHMANDU, Aug. 29 — Direct flights between Nepal and Sri Lanka are resuming from Tuesday after a hiatus of several decades.FILE - An airbus A330-300 of Sri Lankan Airlines takes off from Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, on 19 May 2021. (Photo by Marc Fernandes/NurPhoto via Getty Images)© Marc Fernandes/NurPhoto FILE – An airbus A330-300 of Sri Lankan Airlines takes off from Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, on 19 May 2021. (Photo by Marc Fernandes/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal Himalee Arunatilaka informed that Sri Lankan Airlines is resuming direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu starting August 31. “To all those friends in Nepal who have been asking me when direct flights will starts; it’s happening on 31 August 2021,” she tweeted on Saturday.

The airline announced it would restart the flights twice a week between the two cities. The direct flight between the two countries is expected to boost tourism and enhance people-to-people contact between the two countries.

The then Royal Nepal Airlines used to operate regular direct flights between Kathmandu-Colombo sector some four decades ago. However, the flights were suspended as they were not commercially viable.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Republica.

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