Due to low demand, Air India announced on Sunday that it will reduce its India- Sri Lanka flights from 16 to 13 per week beginning April 9.
Sri Lanka is currently in the grip of its worst economic crisis in its history. The public has been suffering for weeks due to long lines for fuel, cooking gas, and essentials in short supply, as well as long hours of power outages.
While the frequency from Chennai would stay unchanged, the number of flights from Delhi will be reduced from seven to four each week, according to the spokeswoman.
“Four flights from Delhi instead of seven starting April 9 due to low loads,” said the spokeswoman.
From April 8 to May 30, AI 283 on the Delhi-Colombo route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
From April 9 to May 31, AI 284 on the Colombo-Delhi route will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
After declaring a statewide public emergency and imposing a 36-hour curfew ahead of a scheduled anti-government rally over the island nation’s greatest economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government blocked social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on Sunday.
According to the Colombo Page daily, the measure is intended at stopping crowds from assembling in Colombo to protest the government's inability to offer relief to the public who are suffering from shortages of food, basics, fuel, and medicine as a result of hours-long power outages.
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