Posts: 7125
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:48 pm

Sri Lankan Suspends Sydney Service

Sat Aug 04, 2001 5:38 pm

UL have suspended their Australian operations till October 31st Smile

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Sam Chui

.....up there with the best!
Posts: 1484
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 10:31 am

RE: Sri Lankan Suspends Sydney Service

Sat Aug 04, 2001 10:42 pm

Even when they do resume service to Sydney, will they be able to sustain it? Not many people are too keen on flying into Colombo now. Eventhough, the sucurity at the airport has been stenghtened some 3 times! (news from a friend who flew out from Colombo on 2/8/01)

Passengers flying out now from CMB, have to stop some 10km away from the airport and then they will be transported there by army vans. They have to endure some 3 checkpoints (ids, passport shown) before entering the checkin hall! Not to mention the airport itself is surrounded by some 100+ army personnel.

The airport itself is now almost unpreganable, a bit like Fort Alcatrez! I can't see any danger now...

Visit Sri Lanka
The Paradise Island
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2001 5:53 am

RE: Sri Lankan Suspends Sydney Service

Sun Aug 05, 2001 11:00 pm

Who wants to travel through a place like this with this kind of 'feel'?

It may have beautiful beaches - but so do many other countries... this security is necessary, but its a killer to the vacationing mind.

Its very unwelcoming to have to go through the above!

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos