Rotana Jet has announced Colombo and Mattala in Sri Lanka as new destinations, with take off set for tomorrow.
The airline will operate three flights per week from Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and to the second international gateway, using an Airbus A319 aircraft in Business and Economy Class.
Rotana Jet will increase the frequencies to six flights in the near future.
The airline currently operates flights to Bahrain, Muscat and Salalah in addition to the flights to Sir Bani Yas Island, Fujairah, Delma and Dubai.
Rajendran Vellapalath, Rotana Jet commercial and planning director, said: “Rotana Jet is glad to announce Colombo and Mattala as its first international destination’s outside the GCC.
“The Sri Lankan expatriate community and the increasing number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka will have greater access with the newly introduced flights from Rotana Jet.
“We take this opportunity to thank the authorities of Sri Lanka for extending their support in making this new service a reality and we are delighted to contribute to the connectivity between UAE and Sri Lanka with a good product and affordable fares.”
For travellers from the capital, flights will operate between Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi and Colombo and Mattala on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Abu Dhabi to Colombo and Mattala flights will depart Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 05:00 while the Thursday flight will depart at 23:45.
The return flights will arrive at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 18:00 and on Fridays at 11:45.
Rotana Jet has entered an interline relationship with Sri Lankan airlines.
Rotana Jet passengers will have immediate connections to and from South Indian destinations like Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Cochin etc via Colombo.