SriLankan Airlines, the national airline of the Indian Ocean island, has announced its entry into the Russian market. Flights from Colombo to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport begin Sept. 15.
The flights will make a technical stopover in Dubai until December, after which they will fly nonstop.
SriLankan Airlines is world renowned for its top-notch service; it has the world's friendliest cabin staff according to Skytrax polls.
The airline currently operates in 32 countries with major emphasis on the Indian subcontinent, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
About 13,000 Russian tourists visited Sri Lanka last year, a number that's been growing at about 10 percent annually, making it one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Indian Ocean. Direct flights will likely make the island even more attractive.