ECONOMYNEXT – Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways made its maiden flight to Colombo, adding to operators flying to Sri Lanka the state airport agency said, as the Indian Ocean island resumes normal operations and tourism under Coronavirus health protocols.
“Despite the current global situation for the airline industry, we are launching our first new destination for the year to serve a resilient demand for travel, especially to destinations with strong safety and health measures,” chief executive Rohit Ramachandran was quoted as saying by Sri Lanka Airports and Aviation Services.
“We are now able to serve the Sri Lankan community in Kuwait as well as tourists to Sri Lanka.
“Sri Lanka has also in place strict health and safety measures against the Covid-19 pandemic which travelers should abide by and confirm before traveling.”
The maiden Jazeera Airways flight landed in Colombo on February 24.
Sri Lanka re-opened for tourism in January and is receiving over 1,000 passengers a day including returning citizens. (Colombo/Feb25/2021)