06th January 2012, www.news360.lk
Sri Lanka says, after the end of the conflict in the year 2009, 11 international airlines have started operations to the country.
Accordingly, the Airlines, which have started or recommenced flight services to Sri Lanka are Gulf Air, Oman Air, Flydubai, China Eastern, Aerosvit Airlines, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Nova Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, SpiceJet and Aeroflot.
The entry of these Airlines to Colombo also comes in the wake of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry showing signs of greater growth.
Visitors to the country during the year 2011, is estimated to have reached over 800,000.
Tourists from Western Europe to Sri Lanka during 2011 have increased by 37%, Indian tourists increased by 20%, East Asian tourists has risen by 11% and the Middle Eastern tourists by 7%.
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