Sri Lanka is easily accessible by air. The leading Airlines in Sri Lanka is SriLankan Airlines (flight code UL) operates to and from Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport (IATA: CMB). Flights are accessible from cities throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan.
Sri Lankan Air is also available to fly to the nearby destinations such as Chennai, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Coimbatore and the Maldives. While there are daily flights direct or indirect flights being operated, no direct flight from the United States is operated but flying Emirates through Dubai is recommended. Even though Sri Lanka has two international airports, Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake is Sri Lanka’s primary international airport which is at 30km north of Colombo. Many of the major airlines fly into Bandaranaike International Airport, such as: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai International Airways, Cathay Pacific, Saudi Arabian and Spicejet (India) operate to Colombo-Bandaranayake from their respective home bases.