Tuesday 16th June 2015, Colombo: Mihin Lanka today launched its inaugural flight from Colombo to Kolkata. Members of the travel trade, along with the senior management of Mihin Lanka, were on board the aircraft, which took the first set of passengers to Kolkata from Bandaranaike International Airport.
The airline has included Kolkata in its regional route network, as part its five-year expansion plan to achieve greater growth, whilst enhancing connectivity throughout the region. Mihin Lanka is also the first airline in the world, to offer a direct flight between Colombo and Kolkata.
Commenting on the inaugural flight, Rakhita Jayawardena, Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mihin Lanka, stated, “We are pleased to commence flights to Kolkata, which is an important commercial, cultural and educational centre in East India. By offering direct flights between Colombo and Kolkata, we will be able to strengthen Mihin Lanka’s product offering and we will also be able to provide our passengers with added convenience and value. We look forward to offering economical and comfortable flights, as well as exceptional standards of service, to more passengers, as we embark on this new phase of growth.”
With effect from 20th June 2015, Mihin Lanka will introduce its new Business Class with an enhanced ground and inflight service that will provide passengers with greater comfort and value added service.
Since its launch in 2007, Mihin Lanka has come a long way, becoming one of the region’s most admired travel brands, offering direct flights to Dhaka, Seychelles, Jakarta, Bahrain, Lahore and Kolkata at a competitive price point. Mihin Lanka also offers connectivity to a further 20 destinations with its code share partner SriLankan Airlines.