Belgium-based tour giant and one of Europe’s largest charter airlines – ‘Jetairfly’ in partnership with Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Travels travel, is to commence flights to Colombo on the 30th of this month. It will lure more Western tourists during the upcoming winter season.
In terms of outbound travel, it is the biggest tour operator in Belgium and offers more than 50 tour destinations covering several continents. Jetairfly is part of world’s largest charter airline – Thomson Airways which, in turn, is a subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC and has included Sri Lanka into its winter catalogue, promoting the island nation as its newest destination. With the launch of ‘Jetairfly’, direct flight from Brussels to Colombo and Male, the airline expects to expand the tourist traffic in the coming winter season. ‘Jetairfly’ will fly to Sri Lanka every Saturday andis the only direct flight operating between Colombo and Brussels. It is also the newest addition to the flights which are coming to Sri Lanka from Europe.
Manager of Jetairfly, Hans Vanhaelemeesch said the Pearl of the Indian Ocean remained one of their most valuable distant destinations in the past decade. The end of the conflict with the tigers has given the island a new impetus, and prompted Jetairfly and Jetair to invigourate their programme of tours and beach holidays to Sri Lanka.