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Emirates adds daily service to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Emirates adds daily service to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Sri Lanka by introducing an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo.

Effective August 1st, the airline will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays when it will operate four flights.

The additional frequency will enhance the weekly services on the route to 34.

“Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a convenient gateway to Sri Lanka’s idyllic beaches, picturesque countryside and nature reserves.

“The increased frequency provides our customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans, allowing them to explore this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, west Asia and Indian Ocean.


The new flight will add another 2,520 seats and up to 161 tonnes in cargo capacity per week in each direction between Colombo and Dubai, facilitating further trade opportunities between Sri Lanka and Emirates’ global network.

Sri Lanka exports fresh and frozen seafood, fruits, vegetables and apparel, while imports include pharmaceuticals, household goods, mobile phones, ship spares and aircraft parts.

Passengers on Emirates flights enjoy the famed hospitality of its multi-national Cabin Crew, which includes more than 150 Sri Lankans, as well as gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system.

From August, Flight EK648, operated by a modern Boeing 777-300 ER, will depart Dubai at 13:55 hours daily and arrive in Colombo at 19:55 hours, all times local.

The return flight EK649 leaves Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 22:10 hours and arrives in Dubai at 01:00 hours the following day Emirates commenced operations to Sri Lanka in April 1986, connecting the country to an ever-expanding global network of destinations, now numbering 150.