SriLankan Airlines starts flights from Oman to Gan International Airport

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SriLankan Airlines has started operating flights to Gan island in Maldives from Oman. With the beginning of four flights per week, SriLankan Airlines has become the only airline to operate international flights to Gan International Airport. The service started on December 1. The airline is trying to consolidate its position as the largest airline operating in the Maldives.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Deepal Pallegangoda, country manager of SriLankan Airlines said, “Gan island is an unexplored destination in the Maldives and I believe this is a fantastic opportunity where travellers can explore the beautiful island. The best thing about the island is that it can accommodate travellers with extremely luxurious to budgeted travel plans. Our team can facilitate customers with itineraries and other necessary travel arrangements.”

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Accordingly, Gan island operations will facilitate visitors’ travel to any destination in the world via SriLankan Airlines’ global route network with 102 destinations in 47 countries and more than 1,000 destinations under the one world alliance.

The commencement of services to Gan is part of the recent strategic shift by SriLankan Airlines to heighten its focus on its network in South Asia in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and in the Middle East in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, and the Far East including Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

Gan is one of 11 new destinations in the Asia-Middle East region to which Sri Lanka’s national carrier has commenced services in the fourth quarter of 2016.

All passengers departing from Gan with SriLankan Airlines will be provided connections out of Colombo to its global network, including over 100 weekly flights to 11 cities in India, and a wide range of destinations. This includes convenient connections to Gan via Colombo to all the passengers out of Far East and the Middle East destinations.

Source: Muscat Daily

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