SriLankan Airlines starts service to Gan Island

SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines started service from Colombo to Gan Island in the Maldives on Thursday, December 1.

Gan is one of the more populated islands in the south of Maldives. It is on SriLankan Airlines’ recently announced plans to expand its network to 11 destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

Direct flight UL119 takes off from Colombo at 0701 and arrives at Gan Island at 0835.

Return flight UL120 takes off from Gan Island at 0905 and arrives at Colombo at 1125.

The Colombo-Gan Island route is serviced by an A320 four times weekly by SriLankan Airlines — Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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SriLankan Airlines started service from Colombo to Gan Island in the Maldives on Thursday, December 1.

Gan is one of the more populated islands in the south of Maldives. It is on SriLankan Airlines’ recently announced plans to expand its network to 11 destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

Direct flight UL119 takes off from Colombo at 0701 and arrives at Gan Island at 0835.

Return flight UL120 takes off from Gan Island at 0905 and arrives at Colombo at 1125.

The Colombo-Gan Island route is serviced by an A320 four times weekly by SriLankan Airlines — Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

srilankan.com

SriLankan Airlines started service from Colombo to Gan Island in the Maldives on Thursday, December 1.

Gan is one of the more populated islands in the south of Maldives. It is on SriLankan Airlines’ recently announced plans to expand its network to 11 destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

Direct flight UL119 takes off from Colombo at 0701 and arrives at Gan Island at 0835.

Return flight UL120 takes off from Gan Island at 0905 and arrives at Colombo at 1125.

The Colombo-Gan Island route is serviced by an A320 four times weekly by SriLankan Airlines — Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

srilankan.com

SriLankan Airlines started service from Colombo to Gan Island in the Maldives on Thursday, December 1.

Gan is one of the more populated islands in the south of Maldives. It is on SriLankan Airlines’ recently announced plans to expand its network to 11 destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

Direct flight UL119 takes off from Colombo at 0701 and arrives at Gan Island at 0835.

Return flight UL120 takes off from Gan Island at 0905 and arrives at Colombo at 1125.

The Colombo-Gan Island route is serviced by an A320 four times weekly by SriLankan Airlines — Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

srilankan.com

Anantara opens second property in Sri Lanka

Anantara Kalutara Resort _Deluxe_Lagoon_View_Room

Last month, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas opened Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka. It is about a two-hour drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

The 141-key property is sandwiched between the coast of the Indian Ocean and the banks of the Kalu river. Each room, suite and villa has a private balcony, separate rain shower and bathtub, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, LED television and free wifi.

Room sizes start from 65 sqm for the base category accommodation and go up to 190 sqm for two-bed villas.

Anantara Kalutara Resort has a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, a yoga/meditation pavilion, gym, library, boutiques, and a water sports centre on its property for recreational activities. For meetings, there are two rooms, with a maximum capacity for 300 delegates.

Dining options are namely: Olu — the all-day restaurant, Acquolina for Italian food (opens at noon), Spice Traders for Asian cuisine (7pm-11pm), and Upper Deck for drinks and tapas (5pm-1am).

As Anantara Kalutara Resort has recently opened, part of the property is still under work. Cuurently, the website reads: “Please be informed that the resort has recently opened and the following facilities are currently available for the guests: main pool, Olu – all-day dining restaurant, Upper Deck – bar, Anantara Spa, yoga and meditation pavilion, kids club, library. Partial completion works will be carried out in certain areas of the property. Please contact the resort directly for any additional information.”

Anantara Kalutara Resort is the second property in Sri Lanka by the hospitality group, after Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, which opened in January 2016.

kalutara.anantara.com 

Last month, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas opened Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka. It is about a two-hour drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

The 141-key property is sandwiched between the coast of the Indian Ocean and the banks of the Kalu river. Each room, suite and villa has a private balcony, separate rain shower and bathtub, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, LED television and free wifi.

Room sizes start from 65 sqm for the base category accommodation and go up to 190 sqm for two-bed villas.

Anantara Kalutara Resort has a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, a yoga/meditation pavilion, gym, library, boutiques, and a water sports centre on its property for recreational activities. For meetings, there are two rooms, with a maximum capacity for 300 delegates.

Dining options are namely: Olu — the all-day restaurant, Acquolina for Italian food (opens at noon), Spice Traders for Asian cuisine (7pm-11pm), and Upper Deck for drinks and tapas (5pm-1am).

As Anantara Kalutara Resort has recently opened, part of the property is still under work. Cuurently, the website reads: “Please be informed that the resort has recently opened and the following facilities are currently available for the guests: main pool, Olu – all-day dining restaurant, Upper Deck – bar, Anantara Spa, yoga and meditation pavilion, kids club, library. Partial completion works will be carried out in certain areas of the property. Please contact the resort directly for any additional information.”

Anantara Kalutara Resort is the second property in Sri Lanka by the hospitality group, after Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, which opened in January 2016.

kalutara.anantara.com

Mihin Lanka to wrap up operations

Mihin Lanka

Sri Lanka’s low cost carrier, Mihin Lanka will cease operations from October. The airline is fully-owned by the island nation, who also owns full-service SriLankan Airlines.

It wasn’t very long ago when Mihin Lanka had launched its services in April 2007. However, it has been facing financial troubles ever since it started operations with two wet leased Airbus 320 that were later returned to its lessors in 2008.

Needless to say, the airline was crippled and had to suspend operations. Government aide helped it set up shop again in 2009. It has since grown to a fleet of four aircraft.

Unable to turn its loses into profits in the last seven years, Mihin Lanka has finally thrown in the towel. Of its four aircraft, two will be returned to its lessors and the remaining will be taken over by SriLankan Airlines.

mihinlanka.com

Sri Lanka’s low cost carrier, Mihin Lanka will cease operations from October. The airline is fully-owned by the island nation, who also owns full-service SriLankan Airlines.

It wasn’t very long ago when Mihin Lanka had launched its services in April 2007. However, it has been facing financial troubles ever since it started operations with two wet leased Airbus 320 that were later returned to its lessors in 2008.

Needless to say, the airline was crippled and had to suspend operations. Government aide helped it set up shop again in 2009. It has since grown to a fleet of four aircraft.

Unable to turn its loses into profits in the last seven years, Mihin Lanka has finally thrown in the towel. Of its four aircraft, two will be returned to its lessors and the remaining will be taken over by SriLankan Airlines.

mihinlanka.com