Chongqing Airlines to Resume Services to Colombo from 24 June

  • Returns after four year hiatus with three weekly flights

China’s Chongqing Airlines will resume its services to Colombo from 24 June with three weekly flights after a four year hiatus.

The three services are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a stopover in Malè.

As Chongqing is the largest commercial and industrial centre in Southwest China, more cultural, investment and tourism exchanges are expected to be brought to Sri Lanka via the scheduled three weekly services between Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Bandaranaike International Airport.

China remains the fifth top source market for Sri Lanka with 52,498 tourists’ year-to-date. 

The airline last operated services to Colombo in 2020. In December 2018, Chongqing Airlines commenced direct flights to take advantage of non-stop scheduled three weekly services between Chongqing and Colombo. 

The flights were operated by modern Airbus A320 neo with three-class cabin configuration – Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Chongqing Airlines is represented by Acorn Aviation Ltd.

(Source: Daily Mirror)