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Cyprus Airways To Start Sri Lanka  
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

While looking on the website of Lebanon's English language newspaper for news on MEA flying to Brazil, I came across this article:


I personally am curious what sort of traffic they are anticipating.

Between Lebanon and Sri Lanka I know there is a market, but between Cyprus and Sri Lanka?

Mostly business traffic, is it?

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User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

The flights will stop in DXB. I am sure they will pick up loads of pax there.

I wonder if there are any plans to restart service from BEY to Colombo. Very stratge that this service has been shelved for this long

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11200 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Sri Lankan Airlines might one day return to Beirut......


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 27671 posts, RR: 81
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3635 times:


I would guess it depends on the pricing, but I think it's quite a clever move.

Both Cyprus and Sri Lanka still have very strong ties with the UK - they're both ex-British colonies. There's also a fairly strong British contingent in the Gulf states.

Nor is it just the Brits. A lot of northern and eastern Europeans are very fond of both Cyprus and Sri Lanka.

It's a bit of a schlep from London or Frankfurt to Colombo via Larnaca and Dubai, but vacation packagers could have a field day with it:

"A week in Cyprus - a week in Colombo - and duty free shopping at Dubai!"



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

I doubt it will be labor traffic. My bet is that it will cater for the leisure and labor traffic from Southern India and Sri Lanka to Europe. They will probab;y operate a A320 on this route.

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

The flight was already launched !!

If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Service launched last month and caters to 15000 Sri Lankan workers in Cyprus.

.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

That is old news and has been discussed in the past more than once.

I don't know about the UK but as far as I know, CY doesn't look for European pax to Sri Lanka. Mainly labor traffic between Cyprus and UAE/Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka - UAE.

Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

But what kind of aircraft is operation this flight, is it an A320 or an A321 maybe ?

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