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Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has resumed its direct operations to and from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with two weekly flights starting which commenced on February 15 on its new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with Le Ceylan & Ceylon in style, a leading destination management company in Sri Lanka recently arranged a familiarisation trip for tour operators from Amman to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Aiming to accommodate the increased travel demand to and from Sri Lanka, Qatar Airways has recently announced the addition of a fourth daily flight from Hamad International Airport to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport as of August 01.

For the first time in Sri Lanka’s aviation history, Emirates will launch its double-deck Airbus A380 aircraft on a one-off flight to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on August 14. 

This January, Gulf Air's international network expanded by introducing direct operations to Colombo with five weekly flights to Bandaranaike International Airport.

The 24-floor Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has opened in the Sri Lankan capital, hailing as the first international fivestar property to open in the city in 25 years.

The airline announced the addition of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, to its network, with the upcoming launch of five weekly flights to and from Bandaranaike International Airport commencing from January 19, 2017.