This article is from the Sri Lanka FAQ, by Prasad Dharmasena email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
There are way too many ticket agents (just like lawyers) and they all
give competitive prices (just like lawyers??). Make sure that *all*
your flights are confirmed. You may have to call the airlines yourself.
There is a file containing comments from people who have bought
tickets from travel agents. To get a copy, send an e-mail to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> or look in the FTP site
Some European countries such as UK, France, etc require transit visas
if you carry a Sri Lankan passport. Some autorities/airlines may take
your passport. If they do take, insist on an official receipt for it.
You might want to consult the net.wisdom in air travels. Net.wisdom
is archived in ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/rec.travel.air/ directory.
There are two FAQs. One is called "Air Traveler's Handbook" and the
other is "How to get cheap air tickets." Both are multi-part postings
to the usenet news groups rec.travel.air and news.answers.
[If you find any interesting tidbits in these files, please share
them with us. I have not read all of them.]
Listed below are some of the airlines which fly to Colombo.
Air Lanka NY office (phone ????)
Air Lanka - London: 071 - 930 2099 Heathrow: 081 - 745 6647/8
Middle Eastern Airlines
OAM French Airlines
Royal Jordanian (800)223-0470
Singapore Airlines (800)742-3333
Thai Air Lines
Service from other Asian Countries:
India : (Dehli, Bombay, Madras, Trivamdrum, Trichy) by Air Lanka and IA
Pakistan : (Karachi) by Air Lanka and PIA
Maledives : (Male) by Air Lanka
Thailand : (Bangkok) by Air Lanka and Thai Airways
Malaysia : (Kuala Lumpur) by Air Lanka and MAS
Hongkong : (Hongkong) by Air Lanka and Cathay Pacific
Singapore : (Singapore) by Air Lanka, Singapore Airlines and Emirates
Travel Agents with e-mail access.
Upul Dharmadasa <email@example.com>
Hanif Kasmani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lasantha Wijesiriwardena <email@example.com>
Bandula Somaweera <firstname.lastname@example.org>