#Travel: SriLankan Airlines eyes new routes to Africa

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SriLankan Airlines is gearing up for new routes to Africa.

According to Business Times, the airline is looking to leverage on Chinese transit passengers via Colombo with new destinations to growing economic hubs for Chinese businesses in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa.

“We’re looking to go to these places in Africa primarily to support the Chinese transit passengers there,” Kapila Chandrasena, CEO SriLankan told the Business Times on the sidelines of the launch of its new wide body A330-300 aircraft last week.

Chandrasena said currently the Sri Lankan national carrier is doing the analysis and modeling on routes to Africa. “We’ll be taking a decision on this by next winter,” he said.

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