Colombo, August 21, 2023: SriLankan Airlines marked a significant milestone in its journey as it resumed operations between Colombo and Jeddah on August 15, 2023. The airline was honored to commence this renewed chapter by extending its wings to a group of devout Umrah Pilgrims from Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), India, on the maiden flight to Jeddah. This route serves as a vital gateway for pilgrims to access the revered cities of Makkah and Madinah.
In its commitment to providing convenient and seamless travel experiences for passengers, SriLankan Airlines now presents a thrice-weekly service from Colombo to Jeddah, operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. This strategic schedule is specifically designed to cater to the needs of Indian Umrah Pilgrims. The airline’s comprehensive network covers key Indian cities, including Trichy, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Trivandrum, Chennai, and Madurai. With this extensive reach, SriLankan Airlines ensures hassle-free connections for pilgrims embarking on their spiritual journeys
The esteemed airline further solidifies its position as a bridge between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia by offering daily flights from Colombo to Dammam and Riyadh. These routes are meticulously crafted to provide not only efficient travel options but also seamless links for Indian travelers seeking to reach various destinations within Saudi Arabia
Mr. John Doe, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, expressed his excitement and pride in relaunching this significant route. “We are delighted to re-establish our flights between Colombo and Jeddah, connecting pilgrims from Tiruchirappalli and other key Indian cities to the holy sites of Makkah and Madinah. SriLankan Airlines is dedicated to facilitating the spiritual journeys of our passengers with utmost convenience and comfort.”
The resumption of flights between Colombo and Jeddah, coupled with the expanded network, emphasizes SriLankan Airlines’ commitment to facilitating the pilgrimage experience for Indian travellers. As the airline continues to provide reliable and efficient air travel services, it reaffirms its role in fostering cultural and spiritual connections between Sri Lanka, India, and Saudi Arabia.