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Flights to resume

By Nirupama Subramanian

COLOMBO, AUG. 29. The Sri Lankan Airlines today announced that it would resume flights to Mumbai and Tiruchi from September.

There will be two flights weekly to Mumbai, on Sundays and Tuesdays, and three flights to Tiruchi, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the airlines said in a press release.

The resumption will be made possible by the re-induction into its fleet on September 5 of an A-320 after repairs.The Airbus was among the three planes damaged in the LTTE attack on the airport, which destroyed three other Sri Lankan Airlines planes totally.

Direct flights to New Delhi are also expected to begin from September 2, while flights to Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram have already resumed.

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