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Wednesday, 19 April 2023 20:50

FitsAir hikes Colombo-Dubai route to daily service Featured

More choice for travelers at Dubai International Air Port following the increase of daily flights by FitsAir Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, aviation ministry sources said.

The daily service, operated on an Airbus 320 aircraft, started on March 26 and comes just in time for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in April, which witnesses an increase in demand on the route

“Oman Air (WY, Muscat) has leased a part of its Dubai International slot portfolio to Sri Lanka's FitsAir (8D, Colombo International) and Bangladesh's US-Bangla Airlines (BS, Dhaka) for the summer 2023 season. 

The Sri Lankan carrier will be able to operate daily flights from Colombo International to Dubai using a 180-seat A320-200 aircraft between March 26 and October 28, 2023.

The privately-owned carrier currently operates three A320ceo jets and one ATR72-200(QC) on scheduled services from Colombo to Malé, Dubai, and Chennai. It confirmed that it was planning to use the slots leased from Oman Air to increase the frequency of its services to Dubai.

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