SriLankan Airlines has announced that it has “significantly enhanced” its capacity between Doha and Colombo by increasing services to 11 flights per week.

With this enhancement, there are now two flights per day on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, increasing from its earlier daily service, the airline has said in a statement.

The new flights depart Doha on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 4.35pm and arrive in Colombo at 11.50pm. On Thursday the flight departs Doha at 4.30pm and arrives in Colombo at 11.45pm.

The existing flights depart Doha at 10.50pm and arrive in Colombo at 6.05am the following day.

The airline stressed that the strengthened capacity “comes following an increase in passenger demand, both from Qataris travelling overseas and the migrant labour market”.

“Sri Lanka’s national carrier is strengthening its routes following the arrival of several sophisticated new Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft that it is deploying to both the Middle East and its South Asian sectors,” it added.

SriLankan Airlines is a member of the Oneworld Alliance.

“SriLankan has strategically re-engineered its global route network to focus on more rewarding markets throughout Asia, including the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East and the Indian Ocean region, providing convenient onward connections through Colombo. It recently launched daily non-stop services to Melbourne,” the statement added.

The SriLankan Airlines office in Doha can be contacted at 44441217/44360286, or via email at [email protected]

The airline operates a route network of 103 cities from its hub in Colombo. In addition Oneworld member airlines link over 1,000 cities in 160 countries.

SriLankan has in recent times been honoured with a series of global accolades. These include a Four Star Rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association in the first ever global airline industry rating programme based solely on passenger feedback.