By:Staff WriterColombo (LNW): More choice for travellers at Dubai International Air Port following the increase of daily flights by FitsAir Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, aviation ministry sourcess said.
The daily service, operated on an Airbus 320 aircraft, started on March 26 and comes just in time for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in April, which witnesses an increase in demand on the route
“We are excited to announce that we have increased the frequency of our Colombo to Dubai service to a daily service,” said Ammar Kassim, Executive Director, Fits Aviation (Pvt) Ltd. “This enhancement of our service reflects our commitment to provide seamless point to point connectivity.”
Oman Air (WY, Muscat) has leased a part of its Dubai International slot portfolio to Sri Lanka’s FitsAir (8D, Colombo International) and Bangladesh’s US-Bangla Airlines (BS, Dhaka) for the summer 2023 season.
The Sri Lankan carrier will be able to operate daily flights from Colombo International to Dubai using a 180-seat A320-200 aircraft between March 26 and October 28, 2023.
The privately-owned carrier currently operates three A320ceo jets and one ATR72-200(QC) on scheduled services from Colombo to Malé, Dubai, and Chennai. It confirmed that it was planning to use the slots leased from Oman Air to increase the frequency of its services to Dubai.
Meanwhile, US-Bangla Airlines has leased 3x weekly slots for services from Dhaka, operated using a 164-seat B737-800. The Bangladeshi airline currently connects Dhaka with Dubai 10x weekl
The airline said in a statement that the new daily flights offering passengers an excellent opportunity to explore Dubai, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and a hub for business travelers.
Sri Lanka is part of DXB Dubai International’s key regional market of South Asia with annual traffic between Dubai and the island nation exceeding 900,000 in 2022.
With a wide range of attractions, including world-class shopping, luxurious accommodations, and thrilling adventures, Dubai has something to offer everyone.
FitsAir also added a new destination by introducing flights between Colombo and Chennai recently. The airline has been expanding its operations since the launch of air passenger services in October 2022, demonstrating its testament and dedication to offering customers more travel choices and better connectivity.
Focusing on delivering practical travel solutions at competitive rates, FitsAir aims to establish itself as a friendly low-cost Srilankan airline, making travel accessible to all. In the upcoming quarter, FitsAir plans to announce three new international destinations.