Turkish plans more Colombo flights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 1 April 2024: Turkish Airlines confirms it will start increasing flights on its Istanbul to Colombo route effective 1 April, adding a flight on Thursday.

Until 1 April, the airline served the IST-CMB route with four weekly flights, using its A330-300 aircraft, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. 

Photo credit: Bandaranaike Interntional Airport.

In an announcement posted by Colombo’s  Bandaranaike International Airport, featuring a graphic of the planned flight increases, the airline confirmed it is increasing flights from four to five a week starting today, 1 April and then increasing to six flights a week on 14 May and again increasing on 28 October to daily flights.

Flight TK730 departs Istanbul (IST) at 1835, arriving in Colombo (CMB) at 0520.
Flight TK731 departs Colombo (CMB) at 0740, arriving in Istanbul (IST) at 1415.

The airline introduced four direct flights weekly to Colombo in October 2023 after it closed a service that made a stop first in the Maldives before landing in Colombo.

Meanwhile, the airline reports it has resumed flying to Tripoli, the capital of Libya, effective 28 March. Turkish Airlines operates 62 destinations across the African continent. The airline will operate flights to Tripoli three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.


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