Qatar Airways to add more capacity to Colombo


With the last week’s launch of A350 aircraft to Sri Lanka Qatar Airways has increased its daily capacity to Colombo by 15 percent. An airline spokesperson said, with an additional 195 seats per day the airline has increased travel demand to and from Sri Lanka.

The ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 aircraft features a total of 339 seats, with 30 Business Class seats and 309 in Economy Class. Due to the extra-wide cabin design, passengers on board are offered unparalleled comfort in both cabins, with fully-lie flat beds in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to bring the A350 to Colombo, to further accommodate the robust demand from both leisure and business travellers. Colombo is our gateway to one of the most vibrant cities in South Asia, and we are thrilled to enhance our offering and continue to demonstrate our long-term commitment to Sri Lanka.

“Qatar Airways continues to offer its passengers the best service in the sky, and is pleased to seamlessly connect even more of its customers from the capital of Sri Lanka through its hub Hamad International Airport (HIA) to the rest of the world.”

Qatar Airways flies to Colombo four times daily from its home and hub in the State of Qatar, HIA. The airline’s passengers can enjoy seamless connections to more than 150 business and leisure destinations around the world.

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