After being put on hold due to a legal disagreement, Aeroflot has now resumed passenger flights to Sri Lanka after a Colombo court removed its prohibition on the carrier’s detained Airbus A330 wide-body plane leaving the country.
After one of its A330 aircraft was impounded by local aviation officials at CMB airport on June 2, 2022, in accordance with international sanctions, Aeroflot halted service to Colombo.
According to Ria Novosti, the Russian flag airline resumed its twice-weekly passenger services between Colombo (CMB) in Sri Lanka and Moscow (SVO) on October 9, 2022, and intends to gradually raise the flight frequency in the future.
On October 30, 2022, the airline will start operating regular flights to Goa (GOI) and Bangkok (BKK).
Due to “the uncertainty surrounding unhindered airline flights to Sri Lanka,” Aeroflot responded by suspending all commercial flights and ticket sales to Colombo on the same day.
The prior detention order prohibiting the Aeroflot plane from departing Sri Lanka was suspended by the Colombo Commercial High Court on June 6, 2022, and a short while after the plane arrived back at the airline’s base at Moscow’s SVO airport.
But for a total of four months, the airline kept its suspension of passenger flights to the nation.
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