Explore Sri Lanka's Air Travel Options

When it comes to navigating the skies of Sri Lanka, look no further than SLASL for all your flight-related inquiries. Whether you seek comprehensive ATOL protection by incorporating international flights into your custom-designed Sri Lanka vacation or are intrigued by the possibility of streamlining your travel hours through domestic flights, including planes and helicopters, SLASL has your answers. With two decades of experience crafting intricate itineraries, our flight experts stand ready to guide you towards the best available choices.

International Flights to Sri Lanka

Before finalizing your Sri Lanka journey with SLASL, don’t overlook the opportunity to explore our highly competitive flight rates for international travel to Sri Lanka.

An essential aspect is that booking flights through SLASL from the UK ensures the complete protection of ATOL. This safeguard prevents financial loss or being stranded overseas if the travel provider you booked with faces challenges after your reservation. Feel free to peruse additional information about ATOL protection or check our ATOL certification.

Having held an ATOL license for nearly two decades, we can provide quotes from all major airlines servicing Sri Lanka, including direct flights through Sri Lankan Airlines and options with Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Oman, KLM, and many others. Departures can be arranged from numerous UK airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, and more.

But there’s more. Entrusting SLASL with your flight arrangements as well as your holiday plans ensures that any unforeseen hitches, such as flight cancellations or delays, are efficiently managed, guaranteeing a smooth holiday experience.

Domestic Flights within Sri Lanka

Embark on an air taxi, seaplane, or helicopter to swiftly reach your desired holiday destination within Sri Lanka. By bypassing lengthy road journeys, often prone to unforeseen delays due to traffic or construction, you can dedicate more time to savoring each location. Opting for internal flights within Sri Lanka proves to be the most efficient method of travel, particularly if you’re undertaking a comprehensive island tour and aiming to minimize long and tiring road trips.


Cinnamon Air

Cinnamon Air takes the lead as a prominent air taxi provider in Sri Lanka, offering private charter flights, scenic tours, and daily scheduled flights along predetermined routes. Operating from its main hub at Bandaranaike International Airport, Cinnamon Air connects to several of the island’s breathtaking locations, including remote gems like Jaffna and Trincomalee.

Serendib Airways

Serendib Airways orchestrates scheduled flights from Bandaranaike and Ratmalana airports to the east coast’s Batticaloa and Trincomalee, alongside various other charter destinations. They utilize the Gipps Aero GA8 Airvan aircraft – a 6-seater with an average speed of 240 kph – for domestic flights. Additionally, exclusive international charter flights are offered via the luxurious Bombardier Challenger 605 and the Hawker 800XP, renowned for their comfort, luxury, and in-flight entertainment.


As the commercial face of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Helitours has operated since 1972, ranking among the country’s premier domestic airlines. They provide scheduled flights on military aircraft, connecting all airfields within the nation. Helitours also offers internal helicopter transfers and select scheduled flights.


Daya Aviation

Experience the epitome of elegance and modernity with Daya Aviation, featuring the Airbus EC130T2 helicopter for unparalleled comfort during transfers. They also extend charter services for corporate travel, special events, leisure, and tourism. Departing from Colombo, Daya Aviation offers diverse routes across the island.

IWS Aviation

With a comprehensive array of options for internal air travel in Sri Lanka, including chartered flights to various island destinations, helicopter tours, and domestic services, IWS Aviation boasts a fleet of Airbus H120 and EC130B4 helicopters.

Sailing Adventures with SLASL in Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka might not initially spring to mind as a sailing haven, this perception is rapidly evolving.

Initiatives like the development of a marina in Galle underscore a growing trend in Sri Lanka – a country embracing its aquatic charms and offering an alternative means to savor its enchanting landscapes and leisurely lifestyle.

At SLASL, our focus is on providing brief yet enriching boating experiences and activities. However, if you’re seeking extended maritime getaways or seamless boat transfers, we’re pleased to offer competitive rates, especially if your holiday plans are inclined towards leisurely exploration of Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline.

In collaboration with two esteemed water-sports enterprises – Sail Lanka and Borderlands – we ensure your Sri Lanka boating endeavors are not only safe and pleasurable but also uphold the highest professional benchmarks.

Sri Lanka’s diverse climate, shaped by twin monsoons, means there’s a sailing window year-round. Options span from half-day escapades to secluded coves, exhilarating whale and dolphin watching, and serene sunset sea cruises. Sail Lanka further extends offerings with catamaran charters and more extensive sailing escapades, including immersive six-night journeys exploring the remote northern isles of Sri Lanka.

Borderlands specializes in activity-centric experiences. Engage in whale watching, kayaking, sea kayaking, and white-water rafting, among other boat-based ventures.

The Optimal Sailing Seasons in Sri Lanka

North Coast (May to October): The North Coast beckons discovery. The Palk Bay, west of Jaffna, reveals a chain of mostly uninhabited islands, transporting you to a bygone era. Extended journeys open doors to remote, rarely-visited islets on the fringes of Sri Lanka.

Galle Coast and South Coast (October to April): The bustling south coast town of Mirissa takes center stage for whale and dolphin watching.

East Coast (May to October): The extensive East coastline unveils sprawling, untouched golden beaches. Trincomalee’s deep harbor boasts historical significance, while Nilaveli offers crystalline blue waters and captivating reefs perfect for snorkeling and swimming. The shoreline is adorned with lesser-explored heritage sites. Further south, Arugam Bay emerges as a paradise for surf enthusiasts. Tranquil lagoons and inlets present an entirely different aquatic encounter.

West Coast (October to April): Boating enthusiasts will find Beruwela and Bentota prime destinations on the west coast. Bentota enjoys an added advantage with a watersports center where the Bentota River merges with the Indian Ocean.

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