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Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Colombo after 11 years Featured

After a remarkable 11 years of service to Sri Lanka, Turkish Airlines has ushered in a new era by inaugurating direct flights from Istanbul to Colombo.

This strategic move comes just in time for the upcoming winter season, offering seamless travel for its passengers.

The inaugural direct flight TK-730 departed carrying 261 passengers from Istanbul and arrived in Colombo at 5:40 a.m. yesterday.

The flight, which takes around eight hours, will operate four weekly services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with departures from Turkey at 5:40 and returns at 7:40 local time.

With the dedicated flight from Turkey to Sri Lanka, the airline said 100% of seat capacity will be committed to Colombo, which will enable the airline to bring more tourists from Europe to Sri Lanka.

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