LOT launches flights to Sri Lanka

LOT deputy CEO Michał Fijoł told PAP on Monday that the new connection will be also used for cargo transports, mainly Sri Lankan aquarium fish and tea. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

On Sunday Poland's national air carrier LOT launched regular flights from Warsaw to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The thrice-weekly seasonal connection will continue until March 28 2020.

LOT deputy CEO Michał Fijoł told PAP on Monday that the new connection will be also used for cargo transports, mainly Sri Lankan aquarium fish and tea.

Polish Ambassador in Sri Lanka Adam Burakowski said at the new connection's Monday opening gala in Colombo, that the flights were "a milestone" in relations between both countries.

Last year LOT carried a record 8.9 million passengers, an increase of 2 million on the previous year.