HONG KONG - HONG Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific will resume flights to Sri Lanka at the end of March after suspending its service last year over security fears, the company said on Monday.
The airline will operate a daily service to the capital Colombo, via either Bangkok or Singapore, from March 30, it said in a statement.
'We are very pleased to be able to resume services to and from Colombo. Sri Lanka is an important market for both passengers and cargo and getting the destination back into our network will certainly be beneficial for the Hong Kong hub,' said director of corporate development Augustus Tang.
Cathay suspended its Colombo service after a Tamil Tiger air raid in late March 2007 on a military base next to the island's only international airport.
The company said it was reassured by new security measures in place at Colombo airport.
The Sri Lankan government last month officially pulled out of a defunct truce with the rebels, in a civil war that has lasted more than three decades and claimed tens of thousands of lives. -- AFP