By:Staff WriterColombo (LNW): Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka’s premier domestic airline, recently launched scheduled flights to Jaffna, which will provide travellers with easy access to the most popular city in the northern region of the island along with an exceptional travel experience.
Scheduled flights to Jaffna commenced from June 16, 2023, with weekly departures from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Sigiriya Airport to Jaffna International Airport every Sunday.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. At the same time, Cinnamon Air will resume daily scheduled flights to Trincomalee and Batticaloa from BIA.
As the only domestic airline to offer scheduled flights from its dedicated domestic terminal at BIA, Cinnamon Air has meticulously designed its scheduled flight service between Colombo and Jaffna in order to meet the needs of discerning travellers who need a quick, seamless, cost-effective and reliable transport option.
While these scheduled flights ensure speed and comfort, the careful synchronization of departure times with arrival times of major international airlines substantially reduces transit times for connecting passengers.
In order to maximize the utility of the service for travellers, Cinnamon Air’s scheduled flights to Jaffna from Colombo are routed via Sigiriya, providing swift access to Jaffna from Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.
The stopover in Sigiriya enables tourists who are exploring the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka in regions such as Polonnaruwa, Habarana and Dambulla to widen their exposure to the diverse Sri Lankan culture by easily travelling to Jaffna.
Furthermore, the resumption of scheduled flights to the East Coast destinations offers speedy travel to the coastal tourist attractions in Trincomalee and Pasikudah (through Batticaloa).
Sri Lanka domestic carrier Cinnamon Air, has resumed scheduled flights from December 15, 2022 which were suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic.
It will fly from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Sigiriya, Castlereagh, Trincomalee, Batticaloa (serving Pasikudah), Koggala and Weerawila and Water’s Edge Colombo.
“To ensure smooth connectivity with our flights, without long transit times, we have synchronized our flight times with the arrival and departure times of Sri Lankan Airlines and other major international airlines,” Sean Dwight, the Chief Executive Officer of Cinnamon Air said in a statement.
Cinnamon Air has a code-share with SriLankan Airlines allowing its seats to be bought from anywhere through booking systems.
Cinnamon Air is the operated by Saffron Aviation (Pvt) Limited, a joint venture between John Keells Holdings PLC, MMBL Leisure Holdings and Phoenix Ventures.