Air India To Curtail Flights to Sri Lanka From April 09 Amid Poor Demand


Air India said on Sunday that it will reduce its India-Sri Lanka services from 16 to 13 flights per week beginning April 9 due to low demand. The decision comes as the country is in the midst of a grave economic crisis.

Notably, Sri Lanka is currently undergoing its massive economic crisis in history, with the country’s foreign reserves drained and the Rajapaksa administration struggling to pay for fuel imports.

“Currently, Air India operates 16 flights per week — daily flights from Delhi and nine flights per week from Chennai,” said an Air India spokeswoman.

Air India Reduce Flights to Sri Lanka

  • Air India will operate a total of 13 flights per week between India and Sri Lanka as per the revised schedule.
  • Flights from Delhi to Sri Lanka will be reduced from seven to four per week while the frequency from Chennai would stay unchanged.
  • Four flights from Delhi instead of seven effective April 9 due to poor load and low demand.

From April 8 to May 30, AI 283 on the Delhi-Colombo route will now only operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.


While, AI 284 on the Colombo-Delhi sector will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April 9 to May 31.

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