British Airways re-launched services to Sri Lanka, with the BA2043 flight landing at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport. British Airways B777-200 aircraft now operates three times a week between Colombo and London Gatwick via Male. The flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Keith Williams, CEO, British Airways, said, “With the arrival of our flight BA2043 today and our return to Colombo, we celebrate an exciting new chapter in our commitment to increasing our presence in South Asia. We see tremendous opportunities coming from Sri Lanka with more customers wanting to travel to and from Sri Lanka for both business and leisure. We are delighted to reopen our long-haul route between Colombo and London Gatwick today and look forward to enhancing the travelling experience of our customers from this market.”