Jetstar tight-lipped about Sri Lanka

July 16, 2019

Aussie carrier low-cost carrier Jetstar is playing it coy over suggestions it is flying to Sri Lanka.

The carrier, which offers long-haul flights to a number of Asian destinations, was tight-lipped when approached about reports in the Sir Lanka’s Daily News that the Australian High Commissioner there had said it was poised to start services to the island.

‘We are always reviewing our network for opportunities where there is demand but we have nothing to announce at this stage,’’ a spokesman said.

SriLankan Airlines currently operates flights between Melbourne and Colombo and Australian High Commissioner David Holly was quoted as saying the carrier was also expected to operate flights to Sydney soon.

It said more than 4000 Australian tourists arrived in Sri Lanka, mostly by air, in June.

Sri Lankan is a codeshare partner with Qantas.