Jetstar to fly to Sri Lanka?

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MelbFlyer

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?

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 749

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.


Hope it happens though.

henrus

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.


What isn't very clear is if it'll be 787 flights to SYD/MEL or 3K (Jetstar Asia) services from Singapore. The second is more likely but you never know.

Regarding the direct Sydney flights with Sri Lankan airlines... well ever since they restarted CMB-MEL they've been suggesting Sydney is next.

John Phelan

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Member since 28 Oct 2011

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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.

Neil R

Member since 28 Feb 2014

Total posts 53

Sydney flights - this will be interesting. I hope they time it better for better connections into India then their current Melbourne flight.

watson374

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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.


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.

adethyasjce

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2018

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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.


On a completely different note :

It's an interesting thing to fly from MAA to CMB - being a person of Tamil origin, I don't feel that I'm flying overseas when I fly between MAA and CMB :) Most people on-board speak the same language and appreciate similar customs :)

Last editedby adethyasjce at Jul 16, 2019, 03:25 PM.

daft009

Member since 09 Jul 2016

Total posts 19

Oh no, not Jetstar.. Lanka will turn into another Bali :P



scanuck

Member since 19 Feb 2019

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Could be a NEO route - not 787

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