SriLankan nets $5m sales in Bahrain


SriLankan Airlines' net sales out of Bahrain reached more than BD2 million ($5.3 million) last year, says a company official.

Despite setbacks following the July 23 attacks at Colombo airport, the revenue from traffic out of Bahrain during the period from April to September reached nearly BD1 million, said newly appointed Bahrain sales manager Jagath De Silva.

He said the net sales from passenger traffic out of Bahrain from April last year until March was BD2,022,245.

SriLankan Airlines operates two flights between Bahrain and Colombo on Tuesdays and Fridays, using an Airbus 330.

"Because of the crisis which gripped the aviation industry around the world following the September 11 attacks in the US, our plans to add a third frequency to Bahrain have been put on hold," said De Silva.