Please find enclosed Press Release:
SriLankan Airlines confirms that it plans to resume services to Germany this winter.
The airline will re-commence services to Frankfurt via Paris four times a week, in late October, the start of the winter season, subject to suitable landing slots being obtained at Frankfurt.
Says SriLankan’s CEO Peter Hill: “As part of the airline’s continued review of its operating programme, we have undertaken a study of the opportunities in the German market since the events of September 11 last year. With the peace initiatives undertaken by the government of Sri Lanka, our projections are that the development of both leisure and business traffic from Germany is set to grow significantly in the future.
“Our recent discussions with tour operators in Germany confirm this optimism. As has been well publicized, this view is shared by the local hoteliers and travel trade in Sri Lanka. We are also responding to concerns expressed by the government that direct air services are limited between Germany and Sri Lanka which in their opinion is hampering the development of tourism between the two countries.”
Details of the SriLankan’s schedule will be announced once the relevant airport slots have been obtained from French and German authorities.
Corporate Communications department
SriLankan Airlines Ltd
June 5th 2002
Nice to see them back at Germany beside of LHR, CDG and ZRH!