Inaugural Direct Flight Connects Czech Republic to Sri Lanka, Boosting Tourism
A historic moment unfolded as the first-ever direct flight from the Czech Republic to Sri Lanka departed from Prague International Airport. LOT Polish Airlines is operating these direct charter flights, which will run every Tuesday from October 24, 2023, to March 26, 2024, utilizing Boeing 787 Dreamliners configured to accommodate 251 passengers. The introduction of this new route is set to draw approximately 5,800 tourists from the Czech Republic to Sri Lanka during the winter season, offering a significant reduction in travel time, with the one-way journey taking just ten hours.
In a collaborative effort with the Sri Lanka embassy in Vienna, Austria, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has partnered with Cedok, a prominent travel services provider in the Czech Republic, which has been in operation since 1920. This partnership is part of a co-marketing campaign launched in conjunction with the launch of direct charter flights.
The inauguration ceremony of these direct charter flights, jointly organized by Cedok and LOT Polish Airlines at Prague Airport, was attended by distinguished guests, including the Counsellor of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna and Chargé d’ Affaires for Czechia, Charitha Weerasinghe. Also present were Cedok CEO Stanislav Zeman, Executive Director of Prague Airport Jiri Vyskoc, Spokesperson of LOT Polish Airlines Krzysztof Moczulski, and Sri Lanka Honourary Consul in Czechia Marek Nemec. This new flight route promises to further strengthen the ties between the Czech Republic and Sri Lanka while boosting tourism in both countries.