Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier, Mihin Lanka will expand its operations to Kolkata, India with effect from June 15, 2015.
The strategic expansion of Mihin Lanka’s network is in line with its five-year business plan to expand its route network.
The airline introduced an Airbus A319 to its fleet in March 2015, and the new aircraft will service Kolkata and will also support increasing frequencies to some of the airline’s key routes - Dhaka, Madurai, Lahore,Gaya and Varanasi.
With over 10 million passenger movements annually, Kolkata Airport is the fifth busiest airport in India. Commenting on the expansion, Mihin Lanka Head of Commercial Rohana Perera said, “Mihin Lanka is extremely proud to expand the network and flight operations to Kolkata, an important destination in India. Over the next five-years, Mihin Lanka with its code share partner SriLankan Airlines, will be embarking on an aggressive strategy to expand its network in the region and provide seamless connectivity to rest of the world.”