SriLankan Airlines Recommence Services on Malé – Zurich Route
Maldives Promotion House – SriLankan Airlines recommenced services to Maldives via the Malé – Zurich route. SriLankan Airlines began services to the Swiss city of Zurich on 23rd December 2011, the latest destination in the continuous expansion of its global route network.
Zurich would be the 60rd destination in SriLankan’s global route network which would then span 34 countries. The Airline has in the past 11 months launched services to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Kochi, with a new Moscow service scheduled in September 2011.
Zurich was served by Sri Lanka’s National Carrier for a quarter of a century from 1980, but the service was suspended in 2005 during a global slump in air travel.
The Zurich service would be operated on wide-bodied Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft with luxurious interiors, Flat Bed Seating, and state of the art Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) entertainment systems.
The new service will initially be twice weekly on Monday and Friday and would be increased in the future. It would also serve travellers in Switzerland, southern Germany, eastern France and Austria. The Zurich-Colombo flight is likely to operate via Malé.
SriLankan Airlines has traditionally been the largest airline operating to the Maldives. They are currently operating weekly 31 flights to Colombo – Malé plus weekly 2 flights to Malé – London (Heathrow) and Malé – Tokyo (Narita) each route.