Dutch carrier, KLM will launch a direct service between Amsterdam and Colombo from October 30, 2017. A Boeing 787-9 will fly the route on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Flight KL0873 will take off from Amsterdam at 0940 and arrive in Colombo at 2345. Return flight KL0874 will arrive back in Amsterdam at 0820 after leaving from Colombo at 0150.

Currently there is no direct service between the capital cities by KLM or any other airline.