Air France is set to expand its long – haul network with the launch of three weekly direct flights between Paris and Colombo.
Colombo will be served as a seasonal operation in the winter schedule 2021 – 22 and a continuation of the Air France flight from Male. Customers are to experience the best of Air France cabins on board the Boeing 787-9 operating on this route.
Eric Lavertu, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives said, “A wonderful reopening of the connection between Paris and Colombo by a French airline after many years.
No doubt that the city of lights and the pearl of Indian Ocean are two cities which need direct and frequent relations.”
Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the Government of Sri Lanka is pleased with the decision taken by Air France to operate direct flights to Sri Lanka after a lapse in services for more than 30 years.
The introduction of direct services between Colombo and Paris will assist with the recovery process of tourism in the country and more importantly act as a conduit connecting Sri Lanka to Paris; one of the most important tourism hubs in the world.”