SriLankan Airlines mulls cancelling loss-making Colombo-Gan flights
SriLankan Airlines might halt its Colombo-Addu flights due to increasing financial losses, as disclosed by Ace Aviation, the airline’s General Service Agent (GST) in the Maldives.
The direct route between Gan International Airport and Colombo’s Bandaranike International Airport was initiated by SriLankan in 2016. Flights recommenced on December 4, 2021, post-COVID suspension, with a current frequency of two flights weekly.
Mohamed Firaq, Ace Aviation’s Managing Director, told local media outlets that SriLankan intends to suspend routes impacting its operational performance. He emphasised the importance of maintaining good passenger loads over seven years and acknowledged the airline’s perseverance during challenging times.
While the airline has not confirmed a halt yet, a decision may be made before March. Firaq highlighted that SriLankan Airlines is restructuring due to continuous financial setbacks.
Presently, the flights witness an average of 40-50 passengers per flight, operating twice a week.