Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 23 May 2013
Total posts 23
Just read an article online that Jetstar will be starting direct flights to Colombo while Sri Lankan is looking at expanding to SYD as well. Can anyone confirm?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
I reckon if Ausbt had this information they would have reported it and unless it's directly from Jetstar or Sri Lankan, anyone else here is not going to be able to "confirm" much.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
So the source was the Daily News Sri Lanka who was apparently quoting the Australian High Commissioner.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 226
Almost certainly would be ex-SIN on 3K, on A320 equipment. Can't see a sufficiently large market for a direct flight ex-Australia on a B787.
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 55
Sydney flights - this will be interesting. I hope they time it better for better connections into India then their current Melbourne flight.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Agreed, although the timing will be difficult, as it is impossible offer short connections through Singapore to and from Australia in both directions while retaining a short turnaround in Colombo.
Member since 03 Jul 2018
Total posts 66
A Good move, IMHO. Better & direct connectivity to SL and one stop to MAA. Would be interested to see if the flight times are aligned to one of the three UL services and many other airline services to MAA.
Member since 09 Jul 2016
Total posts 19
Oh no, not Jetstar.. Lanka will turn into another Bali :P
Member since 19 Feb 2019
Total posts 5
Could be a NEO route - not 787
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