SriLankan Airlines expands footprint in India
India is fastest growing market for aviation industry. Growth rate of domestic and international passengers is continuously going up. Every Indian airline company is trying to do innovative things to attract new customers. Most of the Indian airline companies such as Indigo, Spicejet, Air India and Jet Airways are running different marketing campaigns. As a result we can see companies are offering low fares, better services & quality. Getting this much growth in industry is creating buzz in international market. As per the sources, Srilankan Airlines is planning to get into Indian market.
A Srilankan airline is going to expand their operations in India strategically. Since Srilanka is the neighbor country and have good relationship since a long time. Srilankan airlines managed to establish a good positive market presence.
India has been a vital partner in SriLankan Airlines’ route network from the early days. The airline holds the widest coverage in India, which is Sri Lanka’s primary source of inbound tourist traffic. Today, it directly operates to 14 Indian destinations with a total of 135 flights a week.
Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Country Manager, Srilankan Airlines said “They are focusing on increasing the destinations and flight frequencies in India as the demand is very high and continuously growing. C. Weerasinghe mentioned that with the new development ventures Srilankan Airlines is able to get significant number of passenger. He also stated that they have already introduced three new destinations in 2017 namely Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Coimbatore commenced operations with 4 frequencies a week.
Very soon Srilankan airlines is going to expand their operations in in India by targeting North region. Delhi (Northern India) & Mumbai (Western India) witnessed the first expansion. Company already increases the Flight frequency on both the routes. In July 2017, the frequency was increased from 7 to 11. Subsequently, due to high market demand, they intend to further increase these frequencies to 13 flights per week to Delhi- Northern India and 14 flights a week to Bombay-Western India by 2018.