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In response to the Daily Mirror article on Thursday, titled 'UL planning fully sponsored VVIP flight to Nairobi next week?', Sri Lankan Airlines stated the said flight would not carry any VVIPs on board but instead would have only journlalists as part of a media familiarization tour.

In an email response, Sri Lankan Airlines said, "SriLankan Airlines wishes to reiterate that the airline did not plan any VVIP flight but is following industry norms when launching a new destination, whereby the promotional activity will take place to welcome the inaugural flight at the inbound destination. Accordingly, SriLankan had received an invitation from the Sri Lankan expatriate business community living in Kenya to organize a media familiarization tour for journalists based in Colombo, the cost of which will be borne by them. Apart from that, SriLankan Airlines had not invited personnel as mentioned in the article to make this a VVIP flight.”

When questioned as to how many journalists would be on board the flight to Nairobi, Sri Lankan Airlines said the numbers were yet to be decided purely based on their Kenyan counterpart’s request.

As reported earlier, the launch of the Colombo-Nairobi weekly flight is likely to be scheduled for April 29. (Jamila Husain)

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  • Kakko Saturday, 24 April 2021 10:12 AM

    Hiding in the cargo section!!

    Chris Saturday, 24 April 2021 10:26 AM

    Ah just like the commonwealth games promotional your to the caribbean islands during the dad's time

    FF Saturday, 24 April 2021 11:11 AM

    WHAT A TURNAROUND. WHO IS FOOLING WHOM?

    Dravid Bakmeena Saturday, 24 April 2021 11:32 AM

    Take a bet, all models and so called important people will finally be a part of this trip. Something the airline simply cant afford at this time with huge losses year after year and world situation. any bets? there would be so called newly crowned Mrs World Sri Lanka - Pushpika guaranteed. Waste of public money!

    Joshua Sunday, 25 April 2021 04:22 PM

    Yes, go and bring virus from Nirobi you nuts


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