SriLankan Airlines relaunches flights to Jeddah | Sunday Observer

SriLankan Airlines relaunches flights to Jeddah

27 August, 2023

SriLankan Airlines has relaunched direct flights from Colombo to Jeddah with a thrice weekly service every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. SriLankan Airlines is currently the only carrier to offer a non-stop flight schedule between the two cities, opening a convenient gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah for Umrah pilgrims in Sri Lanka once again.

SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL 281 from Colombo to Jeddah departs at 2.25pm every Tuesday and Sunday and at 2.15pm every Wednesday and arrives in Jeddah on the same day at 6.10pm and 6.00pm. Flight UL 282 departs Jeddah at 7.25pm every Tuesday and Sunday and at 7.15pm every Wednesday and reaches Colombo the next day at 4.15am and 4.5hrs.

The airline’s flight history to Jeddah spans back to over 30 years, establishing an all-year round popular route among Umrah pilgrims and a preferred choice of travel for the more seasonal Hajj pilgrims in Sri Lanka. SriLankan Airlines also provides to meet the special needs of these travellers and extends extra assistance to those who need it such as passengers with mobility issues.

SriLankan is currently rebuilding its capacity in Saudi Arabia, amid the Government of Saudi Arabia relaxing its visa policy and focusing on transforming the country into a thriving tourist destination. The airline also operates daily from Colombo to Dammam and Riyadh, and now connects passengers to three cities across Saudi Arabia with 17 weekly flights.