New Sri Lankan Airline FitsAir Starts Operations, Flies To Dubai

by Ishita Agarwal
New Sri Lankan Airline FitsAir Starts Operations, Flies To Dubai

Here is some good news for the people travelling from Sri Lanka to Dubai! On October 5, 2022, FitsAir, the newest airline in Sri Lanka, started operations with a flight from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to Dubai International Airport (DXB). The airline was earlier known as ExpoAir, reportedly the first privately owned scheduled international passenger airline in the nation. 

FitsAir Schedule Of Flying To Dubai From Sri Lanka 

The low-cost airline will operate flights between Colombo and Dubai three times a week. Beginning on October 10, it will also operate in Male in the Maldives three times a week. In addition, beginning on October 28, FitsAir will begin operating flights to cities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with Trichy as the inaugural destination. 

FitsAir would operate out of Jaffna Airport, Ratmalana Airport, and the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. While there are intentions to restore domestic operations at Ratmalana Airport, the airline intends to create a micro hub in Jaffna. FitsAir will fly three dry-leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft on these flights with 156 economy seats and eight significantly improved seats it refers to as Economy Plus. There won’t be any business class. 

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How Much It Will Cost To Travel From Sri Lanka To Dubai 


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A round-trip ticket to Dubai would cost around AED1870 ($510), compared to AED1760 ($480) for a flight without checked luggage. Therefore, a round-trip economy plus ticket would be around AED2800 ($764). FitsAir is entering into the aviation market when the Sri Lanka economy shrunk in the last quarter. However, this privately operated airline will take Sri Lanka tourism into profitability. 

FitsAir got launched in 1997 as an ExpoAir. Earlier before entering into passenger airline, the airline was working as cargo charters to the Maldives, Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates, and Thailand. In June 2002, it started its services on scheduled domestic passenger flights. Then, after a year, the airline increases its flying to six aircraft.

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So, book your tickets from Sri Lanka to Dubai now with FitsAir. 

Cover Image Courtesy: Twitter/FitsAir