18 March 2013
Sri Lanka’s national air carrier SriLankan Airlines has announced it has cut the amount of flights between Chennai and Colombo by half, due to a drop in passengers after anti-Sri Lanka protests in Tamil Nadu.
"Srilankan Airlines has observed a drop in traffic between Chennai and Colombo due to recent developments in Tamil Nadu, hence it was decided to reduce its frequency of flights to Chennai from 28 to 14 per week," a statement from the airline said today.
"Flights to other Indian destinations will be operated uninterrupted,"
"SriLankan Airlines is closely observing the situation and will take further action if necessary."
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