Photos Credit: Sri Lankan Airlines
Sri Lankan Airlines Colombo – Melbourne inaugural flight was celebrated with Sri Lankan traditional lamp lighting and a dance called “Kandiyan Danace” at Colombo Airport Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Airbus A330-200 flight UL604 departed Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with a water cannon salute at 9:33 pm local time on 29 October 2017, and arrived at Melbourne, Australia at 3:17 pm local time. The estimated flight time is 11 hours.
This is the first time a direct flight from Australia is flying out Sri Lanka.
SriLankan has chosen Melbourne as its first Australian destination as about half of all Sri Lankans who live in Australia reside in Victoria.