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Airline Introduction: When Next In Sri Lanka, Check Out Cinnamon Air

Kerwin McKenzieAirline, Airport, Passrider 8 Comments

Introducing Cinnamon Air

If you wish to get around Sri Lanka quickly, you should consider flying as despite an extensive road network (which they are currently improving), it does take a long time to get to your destination due to the mountains and traffic.

There are a few faster options though, one of them being Cinnamon Air (C7).

Cinnamon Air - Galle Fort Sri Lanka Boarding

Cinnamon Air – Galle Fort Sri Lanka Boarding

But you may be curious of how to get to Sri Lanka first. Note that you can connect to Asia, the Middle East or Europe and then get to Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB). Here are a list of airlines serving Sri Lanka:

Air Arabia (G9), Air Arabia Abu Dhabi (3L),  Air Asia (AK), Air China (CA), Air India (AI), Air Mauritius (MK), Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Cinnamon Air (C7), Eidelweiss Air (WK), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), FitsAir (8D), FlyDubai (FZ), Gulf Air (GF), HM, IndiGo Airlines (6E), J9, Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Maldivian Airlines (Q2), Qatar Airways (QR), SalamAir (OV), Singapore Airlines (SQ), SriLankan (UL), Swiss Airlines (LX), Thai Airways (TG), Thai Asia Airways (FD), Turkish Airlines – Star Alliance (TK) and Vistara (UK).

Cinnamon Air is a Part 135 schedule service/charter operation flying amphibian/non-amphibian airplanes (Cessna 208 Caravans). Check with your airline to see if you have any pass agreements with them otherwise you can buy tickets at They’ve been around for about a year as of this posting in November 2014 and operates from several airports and waterways around the country including the international airport in Colombo (CMB).

Cinnamon Air’s routes (all round trips) are:

Cinnamon Air Routes

Map courtesy of Cinnamon Air.
You can check out their route map at

I did a scenic flight from the Military Air Force Base in Koggala and it was way cool. You do need your passports as most of the airports are on military bases and you have to get clearance before you enter. It’s no issue though. On my flight, we saw the southern city of Galle with its fort that used to protect the city many years ago. You also get to see the coastline, with its fishing villages, Temples on the hills plus its hotels and magnificent private homes.
While in Sri Lanka, Colombo if you need a hotel, check out the varied properties offered by Cinnamon Hotels. They have properties located in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka including one of my favorites Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. The longest river in Sri Lanka at 335km, the Mehewali is located in Kandy and runs right past that hotel. It’s like a sanctuary, well, it is a sanctuary.

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Enjoy and have fun in Sri Lanka. Have you been? What have been your experiences? Please leave a comment below.
Sri Lanka - CinnamonAir Pilot Getting Plane Ready Before Flight

Sri Lanka – Cinnamon Air Captain Getting Plane Ready Before Flight

The Captain and His Copilot

The Captain and His Copilot

Flying Down The Sri Lankan Coastline on a Cinnamon Air Scenic Flight

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