Air France Airline Company has decided to operate commercial flights to Sri Lanka from November 05.  Accordingly, the company has agreed to operate three direct flights per week between France and Sri Lanka from November 05, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga said.

The agreement was reached during a special discussion held between Minister of Tourism, Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga and representatives of Air France Airlines, who is currently attending the International French Tourism Exhibition in Paris, France.  The discussion was held at the Exhibition Stall of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority at the International Tourism Trade Fair in Paris on 05.10.2021.

The Minister also said that an agreement was reached between Sri Lanka and France to expedite the operate of scheduled flights and the implementation of a special relief package for passengers arriving in Sri Lanka through Air France was also discussed at the meeting.  Accordingly, the relevant special relief package is expected to be implemented in consultation with hotel owners in the country.  The Minister further stated that Air France has also agreed to increase the number of flights to Sri Lanka in the future.

Air France is one of the world's leading airlines. Founded in 1933, the airline has won this year's Sky Trax World Aviation Award.  Air France has been named as the best airline in Europe and the best carrier operating under Covid-19 health safety.

The discussion with Minister of Tourism, Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga was attended by Air France Director General (Long Distance Flights),Mr. Zoran Jelkic, Asia Pacific Business Development Director,Mr.Francois Giudicelli and Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. S. Hettiarachchi.

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