Since April 8, flights from Moscow to Colombo (Sri Lanka) have appeared in the booking system of Aeroflot airline. The frequency of the route is three flights per week: on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The price for one-way ticket is from 278 Euros per passenger. A round-trip flight in April will cost 588 Euros for one passenger.
For comparison: a round-trip flight on regular flights of SriLankan Airlines (flies twice a week) will cost much more: from 700 Euros per passenger.
According to experts, Sri Lanka is one of the countries where the risk of detention of Russian aircraft is minimal.
The return of the national carrier to the popular destination is called by tour operators as an important step.
“Aeroflot flights to Sri Lanka will definitely be in demand,” China Travel emphasizes. A similar point of view was expressed by experts from the tour operator companies Intourist, Paks and Ics Travel Group.
“This winter season the demand for Sri Lanka has been high. The destination, thanks to clear entry protocols, is worthy alternative to the resorts of Southeast Asia. The appearance of additional direct transportation will contribute to the growth of sales and popularization of Sri Lanka,” the press service of Intourist reported.
Now, weekly tours with a flight to Sri Lanka cost 1 730 – 2 160 Euros for two persons at a 4* hotel, BB. Aeroflot's direct flights and an increase of the frequency of SriLankan Airlines are expected to reduce prices for tour packages on the market.