April 20, 2024
Aviation Travel

IndiGo unveils Mumbai-Colombo direct flights

New route opens on April 12, 2024

IndiGo, one of the world’s fastest-growing low-cost carriers, has unveiled plans to launch direct flights between Mumbai and Colombo, commencing April 12, 2024.

Scheduled thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, these flights aim to bolster connectivity between Mumbai, India’s financial hub, and Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

The addition of Mumbai marks the fourth Indian city with direct access to Colombo, following Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, stated: “We are thrilled to introduce direct flights connecting Mumbai and Colombo. This initiative is poised to invigorate travel, trade, and tourism between India and Sri Lanka.”

37 weekly flights

With this extension, IndiGo’s services to Colombo will encompass 37 weekly flights from four Indian cities. Malhotra reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to furnishing customers with seamless connectivity and extensive travel options.

The historical and cultural ties between India and Sri Lanka, spanning over 2,500 years, lay the groundwork for this strategic expansion.

Colombo, a vibrant nexus for commerce and tourism, boasts excellent connectivity through its international airport, facilitating effortless access to the island nation.

The city’s architectural landscape juxtaposes modern skyscrapers with colonial-era marvels, offering travellers a tapestry of experiences.

Iconic landmarks such as the Gangaramaya Temple and the National Museum beckon exploration, while culinary enthusiasts can indulge in Colombo’s diverse gastronomic offerings, ranging from aromatic curries to delectable seafood.

To facilitate travel planning, indiGo customers can book tickets via www.goIndiGo.in or the airline’s mobile app.

Mumbai-Colombo flight schedule:

  • Flight No. 6E 1185
  • Origin: Mumbai
  • Destination: Colombo
  • Frequency: Tue, Thu, and Fri
  • Effective: April 12, 2024
  • Departure: 6:55am (India time)
  • Arrival: 9:35am (Sri Lanka time)

Colombo-Mumbai flight schedule:

  • Flight No. 6E 1186
  • Origin: Colombo
  • Destination: Mumbai
  • Frequency: Tue, Thu, and Fri
  • Effective: April 12, 2024
  • Departure: 10:35am (Sri Lanka time)
  • Arrival: 1:10pm (India time)

IndiGo operates a fleet of over 350 aircraft and facilitates over 2,000 daily flights, connecting 87 domestic and 33 international destinations.

Featured image: Colombo City. The new air connectivity between India and Sri Lanka is poised to invigorate travel, trade, and tourism. Credit: Yunesh Shalika

    Arnold Pinto

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