SriLankan Airlines launch flights to Moscow
SriLankan Airlines will fly twice weekly to Moscow. The first flight
took off from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on September
17 to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
SriLankan's VIP delegation included the Russian Ambassador Vladimir P
Mikhaylov and Mrs Mikhaylov, SriLankan Airlines Head of Commercial
Operations, Mohamad Fazeel and Regional Manager for Russia/Middle East
and Africa, Lal Perera. The flight which operated via Dubai arrived in
Moscow at 16.40hrs on the same day.
Ambassador Mikhaylov said, "The new air services connecting Colombo
and Moscow is a link that will not only facilitate travel but will be an
impetus to build close bilateral business connections as well as social,
cultural, sports and other spheres
It will also help to have a better understanding of the historic
heritage of the people of Sri Lanka and Russia".
On arrival in Moscow, the SriLankan delegation was welcomed by
Moscow's Airport Authority Officials and the Sri Lankan community in