Mihin Lanka will commence operations to Chennai, India on October 25, 2015, as part of its ongoing route expansion strategy.
The airline will introduce three weekly flights to its network, which will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Bandaranaike International Airport. The convenient direct flights will enable passengers to fly to Chennai in just 90 minutes whilst enjoying the comfort and exceptional standards of service that can be experienced on-board Mihin Lanka.
Mihin Lanka Head of Sales Balakrishnan Pirathapan stated, “The decision to include Chennai in Mihin Lanka’s regional route network stems from our strategy to achieve greater growth by driving incremental connectivity from Colombo throughout the region. We are proud to expand our operations to Chennai, thus giving passengers the opportunity to fly directly to this unique destination at an affordable price.”
He further stated, “We will increase our frequency to four flights a week in November and five flights a week in December and our plan is to eventually operate daily flights by April 2016.”
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is known as the ‘Gateway to the South’. It is also at the heart of Tamil culture due to its rich traditional heritage. Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and is renowned for its crowded streets lined with coconut trees, clusters of villages, beautiful beaches and the warm hospitality of its people.