SriLankan Airlines will make Jeddah its 51st global destination, launching a twice weekly service that was scheduled to begin March 27.
The airline signed a code share agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines, for services to Jeddah every Tuesday and Friday.
Jeddah is SriLankan Airlines third destination in Saudi Arabia and the ninth in the airline’s Middle East route network. “We are pleased to be able to provide our customers with another gateway into the Kingdom, and direct access to a region that we believe has a significant potential market. We look forward to developing strong travel links between Jeddah, Colombo and the Indian destinations we serve,” SriLankan Airlines’ head of worldwide passenger sales, Manoj Gunawardena said.
The addition of Jeddah to SriLankan Airlines’ Middle East network is also expected to complement the airlines’ Indian network, spanning ten key destinations.
“SriLankan Airlines is the largest foreign carrier into India with 94 weekly flights, making us a preferred carrier to the subcontinent’s residents,” SriLankan Airlines regional manager Middle East, Mohamed Fazeel said. “We are continuously looking for new opportunities to enhance our service and adding new destinations and increasing frequencies is a vital component.”