Trincomalee, one of Sri Lanka's favourite tourist destinations in the East coast of the country, can now be reached in just an hour from Colombo with SriLankan Airlines' Air Taxi service.
Trincomalee is SriLankan Air Taxi's 14th destination and the Airline plans to add more destinations like Batticaloa, Anuradhapura, Passikudah, Jaffna and Kalpitiya to its route network this year, opening up the entire North and East coast of the country, for quick transfers for visitors.
SriLankan Air Taxi currently services popular tourist destinations; Bentota, Koggala, Dikwella, Dambulla, Kandy (Polgolla and Victoria), Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota, Tissamaharama, Castlereagh, Arugam Bay, Ampara and Iranamadu either on scheduled flights or charters.
With its natural, deep water harbour, rated as one of the finest of its kind in the world, its turquoise ocean and pristine beaches, Trincomalee is also a popular whale watching and fishing zone and is an attractive destination for both foreign and local visitors.
SriLankan's Chief Marketing Officer, G.T. Jeyaseelan said, "The entire coastal area of the Eastern province is a fast growing tourist destination. We are definitely looking at strengthening our air taxi operations to more East coast destinations during this year."
Two, 15 seater twin otter aircraft are used for this service which only takes off and lands on water, and uses the Kelani River at Peliyagoda as its Colombo base. The aircraft takes you approximately 3,000 to 10,000 feet up in the sky to give you that aviation adventure over Sri Lanka's fascinating landscape of lagoons, lakes, beaches, mountains, forests, valleys and paddy fields. Visit www.srilankan.com/airtaxi