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Flying to Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka has a population of over 5.6 million people, making it the country’s largest city. The city used to be the capital of the country but is now only recognised as Sri Lanka’s commercial centre.

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Colombo is an ancient seaport, mostly thanks to its geographical position and natural harbour. It has been inhabited by Arab Muslims, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Chinese, and Roman traders over the last three thousand years. Colombo is only recently independent from Great Britain, as of the late 1940’s.

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Some of the most famous places to visit in the city include the National Museum, the Viharamahadevi Park, and the Galle Face Green. The Colombo Zoological Gardens and the Dutch Period Museum are also excellent stops for visitors.

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Flying into Bandaranaike International Airport (Airport code CMB) is the only way of flying into Colombo and Sri Lanka, as it is the country’s only international airport. Around 30 airlines fly through Bandaranaike International Airport. It serves as a hub for Sri Lankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka.

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Sri Lankan Airlines and Qatar Airways fly through Bandaranaike International Airport the most frequently. United and Emirates also serve the airport frequently. Sri Lankan Airlines flies to the greatest variety of destinations, including a range of major international cities from Paris to Hong Kong.

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Flight stats for Colombo - did you know?

  • Colombo is 27 km from Bandaranayake Intl Airport (Colombo, Sri Lanka).
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
    • Right now, 58 airlines operate out of Bandaranayake Intl Airport.
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 52 cities.
    • Every week, at least 42 domestic flights and 1,408 international flights depart from Bandaranayake Intl Airport.
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