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SriLankan adds flights to Kathmandu!
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SriLankan Airlines will add 2 more flights from 27 September after resuming direct operations to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on 31st August 2021, connecting the island nation to the Himalayas.

 

The carrier will operate two more weekly flights with Monday and Thursday to its Tuesdays and Saturdays flights using 158-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. The flight will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 9:40am and depart to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo at 10:40am.

 

According to Nepal’s civil aviation regulator, passengers need to furnish evidence of hotel booking for 7 days quarantine before boarding the flight to Kathmandu. Travellers will require a negative PCR test report for Covid-19 which should be conducted 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Current introductory fare, as per the filing by the airline, begins from $599 one-way.

 

Besides the migrant worker market; the flight is expected to attract Buddhist pilgrimage between the two countries once the pandemic situation improves. Before Covid-19, Nepal hosted 1.2 million international tourists and visitors from Sri Lanka numbered 55,869.

 

Government statistics show that 97.5 percent of the Sri Lankan visitors entered Nepal overland from Bhairahawa to visit birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini.

 

Book this flight to Sri Lanka a jewel in the Indian Ocean after your visit to Nepal.