British Airways (BA) announced earlier this week that it is to launch a brand new service to the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka. Starting from March 31st 2013, the route will be operated three times per week from London's Gatwick Airport and will land in Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The new link will be serviced by a Boeing 777 with three cabins and will make a stop in the Maldives, at its capital Male.
BA managing director at Gatwick, Silla Maizey, commented: "This is such an exciting new route for us. The UK has the second largest number of tourists visiting the island after India so it's a fantastic opportunity for them to fly there with British Airways from Gatwick. Sri Lanka has so much to offer visitors from beach, spa or adventure holidays, to cultural, wildlife and nature breaks."
Tickets for the service are already on sale on the BA website.
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