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Colombo Getting there and around

Colombo is served by the Bandaranaike International Airport. Bandaranaike is also known as Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport and Katunayake International Airport. The airport is located in Katunayake, 32kms north of Colombo city, and is the hub of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, and the domestic budget airline Mihin Lanka.

The majority of vacation charters flying to Bandaranaike International are from India and Europe. In London, Thomson Airways serves flights to Colombo from the London-Gatwick airport. Sri Lankan airlines fly from London-Heathrow and from other European countries like Rome and Milan-Italy, Paris-France, and Frankfurt-Germany. Other airlines like Eurofly and Condor also fly from Milan and Rome, and Frankfurt, respectively.

From London, a large number of airlines fly to India. In the event a direct flight to Colombo is unavailable, you can fly to Sri Lanka via India. From Chennai, you can board either one – Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, or SriLankan Airlines to reach Colombo. SriLankan Airlines also fly from Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.

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