SriLankan Air Tax is once again flying to the Victoria Reservoir in Kandy, one of the most popular destinations in its extensive route network throughout the island.
The Reservoir provides easy access to the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, a popular holiday and golfing destination among both Sri Lankans and expatriates.
`Our customers will certainly be glad to hear the news that we are back flying to Victoria. This means that their journey will be that much shorter and hassle-free,` said Amith Sumanapala, General Manager, SriLankan Holidays. `The timing of the re-launch was also quite fortunate, since the SriLankan Golf Tournament took place last month and both participants and spectators had the option of travelling in comfort.`
Air Taxi flights to the other destination in Kandy, the Mahaweli River, were re-launched in August. This site is more popular with passengers on their way to and from the country`s ancient hill capital.
Both sites offer passengers the thrills of a water landing on Air Taxi`s amphibious Turbo Otter aircraft.
The 35-minute flights to Kandy have been very popular since passengers can forget the hassle of battling through traffic. The road journey from Colombo to Kandy often takes more than three hours.
SriLankan Air Taxi plays an important part in supporting the tourism industry with flights to all major resort areas. It was made any part of the island accessible within an hour and now flies to 16 destinations ? Kandy (2 sites), Bentota, Nuwara Eliya, Hingurakgoda, Galle (Koggala), Weerawila, Ampara (2 sites), Katunayake, Ratmalana, Trincomalee, Katukurunda, Sigiriya, Dickwella and Anuradhapura.
`Passengers from Colombo can chose to embark from Katunayake or Ratmalana, and a third site Kelaniya was commissioned recently, for the passengers originating form Colombo city` said Sumanapala.
On the way, travellers can enjoy a view of the island that they probably haven`t seen before. Flying only a few thousand feet above the ground, far lower than regular jet airliners, they get a bird`s eye view of Sri Lanka`s exotic fauna and flora and the beauty of the Indian Ocean.