Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:25

SriLankan suspends all flights from 8-21 April

Informs passengers it is constantly reviewing market conditions
Stands ready to recommence flights at short notice
Willing to operate special flights to repatriate Sri Lankans if required


SriLankan Airlines yesterday said it is suspending all flights from 8 April to 21 April due to the travel restrictions imposed by destinations.

Releasing a statement, SriLankan Airlines said it regrets very much to inform its passengers that the Airline is compelled to temporarily suspend all its flights from 8 April 2020 to 21 April 2020, in view of the travel restrictions imposed by the destinations the company operates to.

“The Airline is constantly reviewing the market conditions and the restrictions imposed by the various authorities and will be ready to recommence its operations at short notice, even before 21 April 2020, in the event that such restrictions are lifted.”

The airline is willing to operate special flights during this period to repatriate Sri Lankans who desire to return to the country if required, the statement added.

Further, the airline’s cargo services will continue to operate from its worldwide network special flights, as and when required.

Despite various challenges faced by the airline throughout its four-decade tenure, this is by far the most difficult and unfortunate period that the airline is passing, similar to all its counterparts across the globe and communities in general.

In view of providing maximum ease to its valued passengers, who have been inconvenienced under these circumstances which are beyond the airline’s control, SriLankan has implemented a re-booking and reissue policy, which is available on www.srilankan.com

For further information and clarifications, passengers are requested to contact their travel agents, their nearest SriLankan Airlines Office, or the airline’s Global Contact Centre on +94117771979.

As done in the past and ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, the airline has been fulfilling its duty as the National Carrier by reaching out to fellow Sri Lankans seeking passage home and uplifting essential items such as medical aid. The airline is fully prepared to steer any national endeavour expected of it, thus playing its role in Sri Lanka’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

Despite the prevailing bleak times, the airline looks ahead with hope of resuming services soon to provide its passengers a more memorable and revamped travel experience.


(FT)

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