Russian tourists will have one more affordable tropical destination for recreation, and also a connecting hub for travel to other destinations inaccessible to direct flights. Starting April 8, Russia's largest aviation group, Aeroflot, will resume regular flights to the exotic island of Sri Lanka. Flights to Colombo will be operated three times a week.
According to the information on the website of the air carrier, domestic travelers will fly in the popular destination on wide-body Airbus A330 liners according to the following schedule (local time):
- Flight SU288 on the route Moscow – Colombo: departure at 23:30, arrival at 10:50. The flight program will be carried out on the following days: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
- Return flight SU289: departure from Colombo at 12:50, arrival in Moscow at 19:15. The flight program has been added to the schedule for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
As for the cost of a ticket, a tourist can fly one way for 32,000 rubles. And a flight on the route Moscow – Colombo – Moscow in April with luggage included will cost about 67-68 thousand rubles per person.
Aeroflot's price offer is much more attractive for travelers than what the national airline offers. Sri Lankan airline SriLankan Airlines. A round-trip flight on regular flights will cost a tourist at least 81 thousand rubles.
The Russians have an opportunity to evaluate the South Asian direction, since, as experts have previously reported, Sri Lanka was among the countries that did not support air sanctions and therefore guaranteed the Russian government that they would not detain Russian aircraft. Among those who also do not intend to interfere with the movement of Russian aircraft, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina and Kyrgyzstan.
Help: Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean near India. The country is famous for its diverse landscapes: on its territory there are tropical forests and arid plains, mountain plateaus and sandy beaches. Tourists should visit the ruins of the Buddhist fortress Sigiriya of the 5th century with the remains of the palace and huge frescoes. In the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, numerous architectural monuments of antiquity, whose age exceeds 2,000 years, have been preserved.
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