SriLankan to increase frequency of Addu flights

Passengers disembark from a SriLankan Airlines flight at Gan International Airport in Addu City.

SriLankan Airlines has decided to increase the frequency of its flights to Gan in Addu City, starting October.

The airline’s local operator, Ace Aviation’s Managing Director Mohamed Firaq told Sun SriLankan currently operates two weekly flights to Gan.

The frequency will be increased to three weekly flights starting October, he said.

SriLankan currently operation flights to Gan on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The additional flight will be operated on Thursdays.

“There is sufficient demand. We also have the opportunity to market [Maldives] through SriLankan,” said Firaq.

Firaq said a marketing campaign is currently in progress targeting the South Korean market through SriLankan.

SriLankan had restarted operations to Gan last year, after suspending flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Domestic airline Manta Air provides a Huvadhoo Atoll connection to the flights.