The easiest way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a flight from India and reaching there probably on the same day of your departure. Sri Lanka has a busy international airport and it is called the Bandaranaike Internal Airport. Located in Colombo, Sri Lankan flights from the major countries of the world arrive here. There are flights from India, Europe, Asia, Middle-East and Australia to Sri Lanka.
However, as congestion increased, there was a need to tackle the increased air traffic and provide better immigration to tourists. That’s why the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport was inaugurated in the 2013 to cater to the increasing demand of tourist influx. The airport is located in the Mattala town in the southern most region of the country. However, the airport soon witnessed very less patronage and only a few flights from the Middle-East fly to this airport. Due to this, the airport is known as the emptiest international airport, making the airport in Colombo prominent among tourists.
Flights from Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad are aplenty with major airlines plying day in and day out. For better understanding, check out the table for the average cost per person from different airports and their respective durations.
Frequent Flight Names: Air India, Jet Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Spice Jet and Vistara
Biggest Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport