MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. The largest Russian airline “Aeroflot” from Sunday resumes flights to Colombo (Sri Lanka), suspended in the summer due to the arrest of the plane.
The flights will be operated on Airbus A330 aircraft, initially twice a week.
Aeroflot’s direct flights to Sri Lanka will fly twice a week
Aeroflot suspended flights to Colombo shortly after its Airbus A330-300 aircraft was detained in Sri Lanka on June 2. The Russian Foreign Ministry protested to the state ambassador. As noted by the Sri Lankan company Airport and Aviation Services Ltd, which is the second defendant in this case, the court of Sri Lanka noted the purely commercial nature of the dispute between Aeroflot and the Irish lessor Celestial Aviation Trading 10 Limited, which should be resolved between the two parties without the participation of the state.
A Sri Lankan court later suspended an order barring the Aeroflot plane from leaving the country. This came after the Colombo High Commercial Court considered a petition filed by the Attorney General. Shortly thereafter, the Aeroflot plane flew to Moscow with crew members.