Posted by Editor on July 10, 2023 – 9:05 am
Thai AirAsia airline resumed operations from Bangkok to Colombo route yesterday (July 9), the Airport and Aviation Providers (Sri Lanka) (Non-public) Restricted (AASL) stated.
Resuming its operations, the primary flight arrived at Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport (BIA) on July 9, 2023 at 10:00 PM with 137 passengers.
The passengers had been warmly welcomed at BIA upon their arrival with a standard Kandyan dancing efficiency and Sri Lanka Tea Board Ceylon tea present packs.
The AASL stated they’re glad to welcome the recommencement of scheduled flight operations by Thai AirAsia with 4 flights per week, fostering not solely tourism but in addition financial, social, and non secular cooperation between Thailand and Sri Lanka.
“Thailand is a vital supply marketplace for tourism in our nation, and we’re desirous to strengthen this relationship additional.
Within the first half of 2023, Sri Lanka welcomed 2,072 Thai vacationers. Whereas the variety of vacationers in 2019 was round 9,861, we’re optimistic that with the resumption of Thai AirAsia flight operations, the variety of Thai vacationers will return to pre-pandemic ranges quickly and exceed them afterwards,” added the assertion.
The BIA facilitates 18,000–19,000 passenger actions and 110–120 plane actions day by day, and it was noticed that throughout the previous few days, the full passenger actions exceeded 20,000 (arriving and departing), indicating an upward development of passenger volumes at BIA, the assertion additionally stated.
It stated the AASL is glad to see the resumption of scheduled worldwide flight operations by worldwide airways, which contribute to the nation’s economic system.
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