Bahrain International Airport welcomed the Sri Lankan state-owned low-cost airline Mihin Lanka with a cake. The airline will now fly five times weekly to the Middle Eastern airport from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo.
- Mihin Lanka, the government-owned Sri Lankan LCC, launched five-weekly services connecting Colombo (CMB) and Bahrain (BAH) on 2 September. The move comes as a result of restructuring effort at also state-owned Sri Lankan Airlines, which withdrew from the route after 40 years’ operation. However, a code-share agreement has been put in place. Mihin Lanka will operate the 3,750-kilometre route using A321s in all-economy seating. Bahrain’s own airline, Gulf Air, already serves the market with ten weekly flights. Pujitha Jayakody, Mihin Lanka’s Director Flight operations and Training, said: “Together with our code share partner SriLankan Airlines, Mihin will provide convenient connections to destinations in India, Far East and other destinations.”