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SriLankan Airlines to Take to China’s Skies Again

March 01, 2023

We are happy to welcome the first major group of tourists to Sri Lanka from China after the relaxation of outbound travel restrictions by the Chinese authorities.

The group, consisting of 120 tourists, arrived on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL1881 from Guangzhou yesterday.

SriLankan Airlines is set to renew its commercial operations to China in the first week of April 2023, with a three times weekly service each to Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

SriLankan will launch passenger flights to Shanghai on 3 April 2023. Accordingly, flights will depart from Colombo for Shanghai every Monday, Thursday and Friday, and return from Shanghai to Colombo every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Flights from Colombo to Beijing will also commence on 3rd April 2023, and are scheduled to depart for Beijing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week. The return flights to Colombo will depart on the respective subsequent days.

SriLankan Airlines currently operates a weekly flight between Colombo and Guangzhou, and a second flight will be introduced on 4th March 2023. Furthermore, SriLankan’s services to Guangzhou will become a thrice-weekly operation exactly a month later on 4th April 2023, with flights taking off from Colombo to Guangzhou every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The return flights from Guangzhou to Colombo will depart every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.